Germany and the Germans
Beyond the certified beyond, we see dimly through the mists of history, hosts of men marching, ever marching from the east, spreading some toward Norway and Sweden, some skirting the Baltic Sea to the south; driving their cattle before them, and learning the arts of peace and war, and self-government, from the harsh school-masters of pressing needs and tyrannical circumstances, the only teachers that confer degrees of permanent value. They become fishermen and small landholders in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. "Jeudi," or Jupiter’s day, becomes their god Thor’s day, or Thursday; "Mardi," or Mars’s day, is their Tiu’s day, or Tuesday; "Mercredi," or Mercury’s day, is Odin’s or Woden’s day, or Wednesday.
These men trained to solitude in small bands, owing to the geographical exigencies of their northern country, become the founders of the particular