Cure for Modern Conceit
Transport, Steamships, Commerce, Progress
Seeks to correct the view that 'the familiar intercourse of nations is a thing of modern growth, and that turnpike-roads and mail-coaches, canals and steam-boats, are the only methods by which we can bring together distant lands, dissociabiles terras' (236–37), pointing to the great fairs of Europe in evidence.
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