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No doubt a good breed or race has always played an im portant part in the history of mankind. The kings of the different tribes of Goths always claimed to be descendants of Odin. It was the samein Greece with Hercules, and it is so even now in England with the Conqueror. This taste for pedigree, ancient and modern, is the same thing couched in other words. It is a question of race. It matters little whether Odin was the son of a god or not. To descend from him was not the less to be of a good breed, which was accordingly reckoned as something sublime and awe inspiring. There mingles a good deal of this feeling in the present rage for being of good family.' People may not go quite the length of calling a good family something godlike, but there is, at all events, the haze of a halo around it.

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A Norseman's Views of Britain and the British (Classic Reprint)

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A Norseman's Views of Britain and the British (Classic Reprint)
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20180421

Excerpt from A Norseman's Views of Britain and the British

No doubt a good breed or race has always played an im portant part in the history of mankind. The kings of the different tribes of Goths always claimed to be descendants of Odin. It was the samein Greece with Hercules, and it is so even now in England with the Conqueror. This taste for pedigree, ancient and modern, is the same thing couched in other words. It is a question of race. It matters little whether Odin was the son of a god or not. To descend from him was not the less to be of a good breed, which was accordingly reckoned as something sublime and awe inspiring. There mingles a good deal of this feeling in the present rage for being of good family.' People may not go quite the length of calling a good family something godlike, but there is, at all events, the haze of a halo around it.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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