The Living Age ..., Volume 298

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Living Age Company Incorporated, 1918

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Page 517 - Heaven doth with us as we with torches do, Not light them for themselves ; for if our virtues Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike As if we had them not.
Page 84 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Page 236 - of the French, ' there are successively selected, during the French war, ' say thirty able-bodied men : Dumdrudge, at her own ' expense, has suckled and nursed them : she has, not ' without difficulty and sorrow, fed them up to manhood...
Page 85 - Germany has once more said that force, and force alone, shall decide whether justice and peace shall reign in the affairs of men, whether 'Right as America conceives it or Dominion as she conceives it shall determine the destinies of mankind. There is, therefore, but one response possible from us: Force. Force to the utmost. Force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant Force which shall make Right the law of the world, and cast every selfish dominion down in the dust.
Page 160 - I think is the most likely to happen first, Sammy ; and then let him come back and write a book about the 'Merrikins as'll pay all his expenses and more, if he blows 'em up enough.
Page 237 - Fire!' is given; and they blow the souls out of one another; and in place of sixty brisk useful craftsmen, the world has sixty dead carcasses, which it must bury, and anew shed tears for. Had these men any quarrel? Busy as the Devil is, not the smallest! They lived far enough apart; were the entirest strangers; nay, in so wide a Universe, there was even, unconsciously, by Commerce, some mutual helpfulness between them. How then? Simpleton! Their Governors had fallen out; and, instead of shooting...
Page 84 - We consented to the treaty; its language we accepted, if we did not originate it; and we are too big, too powerful, too self-respecting a nation to interpret with too strained or refined a reading the words of our own promises just because we have power enough to give us leave to read them as we please.
Page 237 - With other eyes, too, could I now look upon my fellow man ; ' with an infinite Love, an infinite Pity. Poor, wandering, ' wayward man ! Art thou not tried, and beaten with stripes, ' even as I am ? Ever, whether thou bear the royal mantle ' or the beggar's gabardine, art thou not so weary, so heavy' laden ; and thy Bed of Rest is but a grave.
Page 677 - He complains with a sorrowful indignation of people who " appear to have no proper estimate of the value of the franchise "; he leads his disciples to believe — what the Englishman is always too ready to believe — that the having a vote, like the having a large family, or a large business, or large muscles, has in itself some edifying and perfecting effect upon human nature. Or else he cries out to the democracy —
Page 678 - Here, however, I touch a theme too great for me to handle, but which will assuredly be handled by the loftiest minds, when you and I, like streaks of morning cloud, shall have melted into the infinite azure of the past.

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