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.
The mother country did this to protect its trade from suffering loss.
These corresponded to the yeomanry of the mother country; and most of them were from the English trading classes.
Step by step the mother country and its colonies were advancing to a rupture.
For a partnership between colony and mother country there were no precedents.
The mother country has a right to something of a share in the bargain.
But it had its period of separation from the mother country, though never of rebellion,—like its elder sister New Zealand.
There were some difficulties with the mother country that men were discussing.