True, the colonies lacked the extremes of wealth and poverty to be seen in the mother country.
All but one of the shortlisted six (Coetzee being the exception) hailed from the mother country.
The boxwood, brought from England when that was the mother country, met across the turf walks.
Step by step the mother country and its colonies were advancing to a rupture.
These corresponded to the yeomanry of the mother country; and most of them were from the English trading classes.
The mother country has a right to something of a share in the bargain.
For a partnership between colony and mother country there were no precedents.
There were some difficulties with the mother country that men were discussing.
But it had its period of separation from the mother country, though never of rebellion,—like its elder sister New Zealand.
If we have no regard for America, let us at least respect the mother country.