⇒ “People seem wonderfully spirited to go out after the Indians”. o Reverend Thomas Smith. “I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.” o George Canning. “Spanish America is free, and if we do not mismanage our affairs badly, she is English”. o George Canning, 1824. “We have the power in our hands, moral, physical, and mechanical; the first, based on the Bible, the second, upon the wonderful adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon race to all climates, situations, and circumstances… the third, bequeathed to us by the immortal Watt”. o Macgregor Laird “Afghanistan must be ours or Russia’s”. o Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. As “almost an empire, in all but name”. o Herman Merivale of the Colonial Office on commercial dominance of East Asia. “I have added two provinces to Your Majesty’s dominions”. o Cecil Rhodes, 1895. “Take your banner! Onward go! / Christian soldiers, seek your foe, / And the devil to refute, / Do not hesitate to shoot.” o Satirical hymn from Truth, 16th April 1891. The “Oriental generally acts, speaks, and thinks in a manner exactly opposite to the European”. o Evelyn Baring, Earl Cromer. “Why worry about the rind, if we can obtain the fruit?” o Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess of Kedleston on informal empire. Of “carrying the glad tidings of ‘peace and good will toward men’ into the dark places of the earth which are now filled with cruelty”. o Macgregor Laird. “The sentiment of empire may be called innate in every Briton.” o William Ewart Gladstone. “There is neither extravagance nor impropriety in realising for a moment the splendour of the empire”. o The Westminster Review, 1870. “We haven’t got quite the whole world yet – but we’re getting it by degrees”. o Popular music hall song. That “the prosperity of London is intimately connected with the prosperity and greatness of the Empire of which it is the centre.” o Joseph Chamberlain rallying the City of London in the 1910 election campaign. “[T]he home consumers have been burdened with the whole expense of maintaining and defending that empire”. o Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.