Foreign News: Gentlemen, the Kings!

A piece of traditional British wisdom is that no new King is of much effect. The influence and value of an able King builds up gradually as he ripens on the Throne. Slowly, cumulatively, his prestige with subjects and statesmen rises, and he learns by experience where and upon whom judicious pressure by the King can make itself felt. On the Continent this is no less true than in England and Dutchmen, for example, consider themselves most fortunate to have so ripe a sovereign as Wilhelmina, whose wisdom and sagacity in her constitutional...

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