Nationalities 94 " ...declared that the Dutch were a parcel of avaricious wretches; the French a set of flattering sycophants; that the Germans were drunken sots, and beastly gluttons, and the Spaniards proud, haughty and surly tyrants, but that, in bravery, generosity, clemency, and in every other virtue, the English excelled all the world." Oliver Goldsmith. “On National Prejudices.” 1763. Gross, ed. Essays.