Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 35

Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 35

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of peace between the republic and the empire. (Applause.) Great men have talked of arbitration. John Brigh-t said that the moral law was applicable to nations as well as individuals. Gladstone concurred in that statement although differing as to its application. Orators, statesmen and poets in exalted strains of eloquence and in inspired song have deified justice and made oblations to the God of peace, but how often has the rapt enthusiasm waxed cold unable to retain its fervor in the nebulous region of hope and possibility only? It was reserved for the head of-this great and enlightened nation to first propose the translation of-that vision into living reality. (Applause.) Famous as a Judge, famous as a lawyer before he was chosen to absolute pre-eminence, he suggested that all questions should be submitted and decided according to law that is binding and according to truth that is mighty and will prevail. (Applause.) I believe, sir, that nothing could so fully satisfy the consciences and so cheer the hearts of all men of good will both on this continent and across the sea as the deciding of every question, not according to-the rude chances of force, but according to those eternal principles that you so eloquently put before this body to-night, those eternal principles of righteousness and justice. (Applause.) If the sculptor's genius and the builder's art have been laid under tribute to commemorate battles and slaughter, what monument shall we erect to celebrate a century of peace! Let them erect brilliant monuments, gilded colunms and shining domes, but the noblest monument to peace would be that which may make peace perpetual, the compact to determine every international question according to those eternal principles more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989805
  • 9781236989802