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History contains no record of deeper interest, than that, which unfolds the origin and progress of the Anglo-Saxon race. From beginnings the most obscure, and under circumstances, often the most adverse to improvement, its course has been steadily onward, to empire and to greatness. The triumphs, which have followed in its steps, and by which its progress has been so distinctly marked, have been as various as the fields of human enterprise are diversified. In the arts of war, and of peace, in the various departments of manufacturing skill, of agriculture, and commerce; as well as in science, and the pursuit of universal literature, men of the Anglo-Saxon race have ever shown themselves foremost and pre-eminent. The position which they now occupy, in the British islands, with their dependencies, and on this continent, is one of commanding influence; and yet their course is still onward. Their mission is not yet completed; and we think it can be deemed neither an empty boast, nor a visionary prophecy, to which we give utterance, in expressing our conviction, that when the drama of this world’s progress shall have been closed, no race of men will be seen to have acted upon its theatre, a more conspicuous part, or to have left more indelible marks of power and influence on the pages of its history
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North, Simeon, "Anglo-Saxon Literature" (2020). Philology. 13.