The attitude of the English to Scotland is no doubt complicated. The whole body cannot be healthy if one part of it is sick, and this is true also of the body politic. A man with a grievance may easily become a bore, and this may be true of a nation with a grievance – or with a series of grievances. A discussion of these may become a catalogue of complaints, many of which may seem trifling in themselves; and the problem may become obscured in a mass of details. The attitude of most Scotsmen is very different, whatever may be their political beliefs. It is hard to see how the position of Scotland can be improved without a radical change in the English attitude; but if people come down to matters of machinery, the aspirations of the Scottish people have been expressed in what is known as the Scottish Covenant.