In testimony of the high regard in which she is held by the citizens of Edinburgh, and in recognition of the prominent part taken by her in connection with the higher education of women, and of her assistance at all times ungrudgingly given to schemes for improving the health and well-being of the people, and particularly of women and children.
"Scotland may truly claim to stand pre-eminent among the nations of the world in showing how intense national feeling can be combined with a wide international outlook. I f we are to judge of patriotism, not only by our loving our country above all others ourselves, but by making it lovable and beloved by all others, then surely Scotland has succeeded. For is it not a wonderful thing to see how, everywhere the whole world over, the very name of Scotland seems to evoke pleasing associations and a desire to know her better ; and how in every corner of the globe the Scot can depend upon a welcome? Does not the reason for this lie largely in the fact that the Scot can adapt himself easily to the conditions and customs of other peoples, and can enter readily into the interests and activities of the countries where his lot is cast that he has indeed what is termed ' the international mind' and is a living illustration of how devoted patriotism can not only exist side by side with international sympathy and goodwill, but actually conduce to the attainment of such happy relations?"
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