The Peace Manual: Or, War and Its Remedies

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American Peace Society, 1847 - 252 էջ
 

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Էջ 37 - The school-boy whips his taxed top — the beardless youth manages his taxed horse, with a taxed bridle on a taxed road ; — and the dying Englishman pouring his medicine, which has paid seven per cent.
Էջ 37 - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home ; taxes on the raw material, taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man ; taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite and the drug...
Էջ 38 - ... paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble ; and he is then gathered to his fathers, — to be taxed no more.
Էջ 26 - 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...
Էջ 27 - 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...
Էջ 104 - The youth here fell on his father's neck, crying, " Oh my father! my father! I will die with you!
Էջ 39 - Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will purchase every foot of land upon the globe. I will clothe every man, woman and child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build a school house on every hillside and in every valley over the whole earth. I will build an academy in every town and endow it, a college in every State and fill it with able professors.
Էջ 103 - Shall the innocent share the fate of the guilty ? Figure to yourself, Sir, the situation of a family in these circumstances. — Surrounded as I am with objects of distress, bowed down by fear and grief, words are wanting to express what I feel, and to paint such a scene of misery. My husband, given over by his physicians some hours before the...
Էջ 123 - Fire seldom, but fire sure ! Push hard with the bayonet ! — The ball will lose its way — the bayonet never ! The ball is a fool — the Bayonet a hero...
Էջ 25 - After much occasion to consider the folly and mischiefs of a state of warfare, and the little or no advantage obtained even by those nations, who have conducted it with the most success, I have been apt to think, that there has never been, nor ever will be, any such thing as a good war, or a bad peace.

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