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Seite 1 - THE TRUE GRANDEUR OF NATIONS. AN ORATION BEFORE THE AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, JULY 4, 1845. 0, yet a nobler task awaits thy hand, (For what can war but endless war still breed?) Till truth and right from violence be freed. MILTON, Sonnet to Fairfax. Pax optima rernm
Seite 115 - Savages could hardly live in greater distrust. Let now the Poet of Chivalry describe another scene : — " Ten squires, ten yeomen, mail-clad men, Waited the beck of the warders ten; Thirty steeds, both fleet and wight, Stood saddled in stable day and night, Barbed with frontlet of steel, I trow, And with Jed wood axe at
Seite 229 - safeguard, until, by the overthrow of the War System, they comprehend the Commonwealth of Nations, — " And Sovereign LAW, the WORLD'S collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate, Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Seite 133 - PARK STREET CHURCH, BOSTON, MAY 28, 1849. That it may please Thee to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord. — THE LITANY. What angel shall descend to reconcile The Christian states, and end their guilty toil
Seite 136 - Let the soldier be abroad, if he will; he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage, a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed
Seite xxvii - Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts.
Seite 120 - A milk-white hind, immortal and unchanged, Fed on the lawns, and in the forest ranged; Without unspotted, innocent within, She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
Seite 137 - A day will come when the only battle-field will be the market open to commerce and the mind opening to new ideas. A day will come when bullets and bomb-shells will be replaced by votes, by the universal suffrage of nations, by the venerable arbitration of a great Sovereign Senate, which
Seite 136 - ils ont inventé de belles règles qu'on appelle l'art militaire: ils ont attaché à la pratique de ces règles la gloire, ou la plus solide réputation; et ils ont depuis enchéri de siècle en siècle sur la manière de se détruire réciproquement. — LA