God and War: An Exposition of the Principles Underlying Creative Peace

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R. G. Badger, 1915 - 134 pages
 

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Page 56 - Thirty stands fronting Thirty, each with a gun in ' his hand. Straightway the word " 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...
Page 78 - Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
Page 19 - I have no need of thee : nor, again, the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
Page 55 - And now to that same spot in the South of Spain, are thirty similar French artisans, from a French Dumdrudge, in like manner wending: till at length, after infinite effort, the two parties come into actual juxtaposition ; and Thirty stands fronting Thirty, each with a gun in his hand. Straightway the word "Fire!
Page 36 - O May I Join The Choir Invisible! O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence; live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn Of miserable aims that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 55 - natural enemies ' 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, and even trained them to crafts, so that one can weave, another build, another hammer, and the weakest can stand under thirty stone avoirdupois. Nevertheless, amid much...
Page 36 - O MAY I JOIN THE CHOIR INVISIBLE" (1867) Longum illud tempus, quum nan ero, magis me mo-vet, quam hoc exiguum. Cicero, ad Att., XII. 18 O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In" minds made better by their presence...
Page 67 - My first wish is to see this plague to mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements and exercising them for the destruction of mankind.
Page 55 - ... miles, or say only to the south of Spain ; and fed there till wanted. And now, to that same spot in the south of Spain, are thirty...
Page 124 - The idols of the den are those of each individual ; for everybody (in addition to the errors common to the race of man) has his own individual den or cavern, which intercepts and corrupts the light of nature...

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