The ways of adventure stood wide open, and in Stanley the world ...
The ways of adventure stood wide open, and in Stanley the world had seen the last of the great adventurers. Those who measured him / her against Livingstone might qualify their admiration with no little distaste.
Thus to the slowly gathering, powerfully discharging emotions of an earlier day, when the grounds and preliminaries of war might be debated for a year, there succeeds a quick and clamorous sensibility: easily started, easily diverted, from Khartoum to Afghanistan, from Fashoda to the Transvaal; always there to be inflamed, one day by messages, pert or menacing, from the Kaiser or President Cleveland: another by truculent exchanges between Chamberlain and Caprivi.
All the world is alike, whether it be Pan-Slays trumpeting their designs on Trieste, Pan-Germans on Denmark, or Mr Olney informing the Queen's Majesty that her sovereignty in Canada is unnatural and transitory....show us a better way >>