Excerpt from The Methodist Review, Vol. 33: Bimonthly; July, 1917
Present Emperor, wayward then as his son is now. It was worth much to a young man all aglow with a divine passion for learning, which in the ceaseless drive of the ministerial life hasnever amounted to much, to stand at the Frederick statue when the tr00ps mounted guard in the morning and have a good look at the old Emperor Wilhelm I in the palace windows opposite, for how much of modern history centered in him! Memories of good Methodists there in the church on Junker Strasse, their piety and Gastfreundlichkeit, and quiet meditations at the resting places of Fichte and Hegel, Schleiermacher and Neander, the church historian through whose volumes, six of them in Torrey's trans lation, I had waded some years before, alternating with Geiseler and Ba-ur's First Three Centuries, come to me as I write these lines in the Rocky Mountains, when in the village the bells are sounding the tocsin of war. It seems evident then that no unholy bias warps the judgment of him who in this hour would speak a kindly word for all foreign Speaking peoples within our gates.
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