Doughty, Blunt, and Burton offer interesting contrasts. It would be impossible to measure their respective devotions to England; all were patriotic. But their loyalties are easily differentiated. Doughty was loyal to his race; Blunt was in love with English soil; and Burton gloried in British Empire. But the difference in loyalties of Doughty, Blunt, and Burton are attributable to the different sensibilities which made them each see and love a different England. Doughty, for all his early desire to follow the sea, was essentially unromantic and could not have been the remarkable traveller-explorer that Burton was. Doughty's poetry is at its best when it treats of past, and even Arabia Deserta owes much of its appeal to way in which it sees through the present and into remote antiquity. Blunt was much more widely travelled than was Doughty, and his vision was broader. He had a softness of character which made him sensitive to the softness and suffering of others.