If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.
When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet, which is to be barely known at all.
Between 1776 and 1789, Americans replaced a government over them with a government under them. They have worried ever since about keeping it under. Distrust of its powers has been more common and more visible than distrust of the imperial authority of England ever was before the Revolution.
The American women are very pretty and have great simplicity of character, and the extreme neatness of their appearance is truly delightful: cleanliness is everywhere even more studiously attended to here than in England.
The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted to strengthen their power, and the resistance to that effort caused an immense growth of Parliamentary influence.
The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border.
You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
England is a nation of shopkeepers.
The destruction of India’s village system was the greatest of England’s blunders.
The preoccupation of American historical and literary scholars with the New England Puritans must seem to outsiders like an obsession.