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288                Music of the Waters.
And now I must close my remarks on the blue-jackets of the " Empire of the Rising Sun." Incomplete and it may be inaccurate they are, but the distance that separates our world from theirs, the scanty communication that up till a few years ago existed between us, and the general ignorance shown in their country, government, and social life, may suffice to explain the difficulty of obtaining facts concerning so small a portion of the history of a people as their sailors' songs. With the impetus given to matters maritime at home and abroad, the undoubted zeal and ability displayed by its enterprising engineers, the magnitude and importance of its naval college, we may expect ere long to see Japan in the front rank, if not fore­most, of the maritime nations of the world.

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