Henry James, Jr.
AN ENGLISH EASTER 1
It m__ be sa__ of t__ English a_ is sa__ of t__ council o_ war i_ Sheridan's fa___ of The Critic b_ one o_ the spect_____ of t__ rehearsal, th__ when th__ do ag___ their unan_____ is wond_____. (......) b__ neither ju__ now n__ at a__ other ti__ do th__ fail t_ conform t_ those soc___ observances o_ which Respectability has s__ her se__. England i_ a cou____ of cur____ anomalies, a__ this h__ much t_ do wi__ her be___ so inter______ to for____ observers. The English indiv_____ character i_ very posi____, very indep______, very mu__ made u_ according t_ its o__ sentiment o_ things, ve__ prone t_ startling eccentr_______; and y__ at t__ same ti__ it h__ beyond a__ other th__ peculiar gi__ of squa____ itself wi__ fashion a__ custom. In no ot___ country, I imagine, a__ so ma__ people t_ be fo___ doing t__ same th___ in t__ same w__ at t__ same ti__ ---- us___ the sa__ slang, wea____ the sa__ hats a__ cravats, colle_____ the sa__ china pla___, playing t__ same ga__ of lawn-______ or o_ polo, floc____ into t__ same skatin_______-. The mono____ of th__ spectacle wo___ soon bec___ oppressive i_ the for____ observer we__ not cons_____ of th__ latent capa____ in t__ performers f__ the fr__ play o_ character; h_ finds a good de__ of entert_______ in wond_____ how th__ reconcile t__ traditional insul_____ of t__ individual wi__ this perp_____ tribute t_ custom. Of course i_ all civi_____ societies t__ tribute t_ custom i_ being const_____ paid; i_ it i_ less obser_____ in America than else_____ the rea___ is n__, I th___, because indiv_____ independence i_ greater, b__ because cus___ is mo__ sparsely estab______.