Dickens on Home and Country

Charles DickensA little Charles Dickens on love of home and patria:

“In love of home, the love of country has its rise; and who are the truer patriots or the better in time of need—those who venerate the land, owning its wood, and stream, and earth, and all that they produce? or those who love their country, boasting not a foot of ground in all its wide domain!”  The Old Curiosity Shop, Chapter 38