chapter  II
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THE DIFFICULT ART OF THINKING NATIONALLY

SOMEWHERE in his voluminous writings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great American Prose-writer and Poet, has said that Thinking is the most difficult thing in life, or words to that effect. And so it is. In the " Two Gentlemen of Verona," Shakespeare aptly describes the sort of thinking that obtains in the generality of instances when he makes Lucetta answer Julia:–