Leading politicians have in all the states felt the cramping effects of mere domestic legislation, albeit on the proper direction of such legislation depends the wellbeing of the people; and to this sense of the limitations of local politics was due, as much as to anything else, the movement towards federation.
But even in this crowning triumph the cramping egotism of his nature - a mental vice which now grew on him rapidly - fatally narrowed his outlook and led him to commit an irretrievable blunder.
The campaign of 1812 may, therefore, be considered as resulting, fi-stly, from the complex and cramping effects of the Continental System on a northern land which could not deprive itself of colonial goods; secondly, from Napoleon's refusal to mitigate the anxiety of Alexander on the Polish question; and thirdly, from tie annoyance felt by the tsar at the family matters noticed above.
It is in the very absence of any cramping or limiting purpose that the great merit and value of the book consist.
The same cramping realism clings to him everywhere beyond the domain of politics - in his religion, in his fancies, in his affections.
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