From the sources of heredity the spirit of the Netherlands fighting against the yoke of Spain, and the instinct of revolt which lies in every Celtic breast, flowed and mingled with his own newly awakened passion for world-freedom. He had left Roselawn with a formal good-bye taken of the whole family together.
He had meant that a great many hearts should be made better and happier there; he had dreamed God knows what he had dreamed, of which this reality was the foundation, of how much world-freedom, or beauty, or kindly life this was the heart or seed. It was all over now.
I should be sorry if it had to fade out. But evidently that is a question for Canada to decide. She has been a bilingual country for a long time. I see no reason why the experiment should not be carried on. Quebec has been rather slow in waking up to the meaning of this war for world-freedom. But she has been very little slower than some of the United States, after all. The Church?