Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Essay (Google eBook)

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G. Allen & Unwin Limited, 1903 - Peace - 203 pages
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Page ii - For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be ; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales : Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rain'da ghastly dew From the nations...
Page 149 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man.
Page 4 - Nor think, in nature's state they blindly trod ; The state of nature was the reign of God ; Self-love and social at her birth began, Union the bond of all things, and of man.
Page 118 - COMMONWEALTH" is said to be "instituted" when a "multitude" of men do agree and "covenant, every one with every one" that to whatsoever "man," or "assembly of men," shall be given by the major part the "right " to "present" the person of them all, that is to say, to be their "representative"; every one, as well he that "voted for it...
Page 74 - For I trust if an enemy's fleet came yonder round by the hill, And the rushing battle-bolt sang from the three-decker out of the foam, That the smooth-faced snubnosed rogue would leap from his counter and till, And strike, if he could, were it but with his cheating yardwand, home.
Page 118 - A commonwealth is said to be instituted when a multitude of men do agree and covenant, every one with every one, that to whatsoever man or assembly of men shall be given by the major part the right to present the person of them all, that is to say, to be their representative; every one, as well he that voted for it as he that voted against it, shall authorize all the actions and judgments of that man or assembly of men in the same manner as if they were his own, to the end to live peaceably amongst...
Page 15 - Shall it be held lawful to make an occupation of the sword, when the Lord proclaims that he who uses the sword shall perish by the sword...
Page 39 - To extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified with mischief, and who spoil, Because men suffer it, their toy, the World.
Page 128 - The law of nations shall be founded on a federation of free states. Nations, as states, may be judged like individuals who, living in the natural states of society that is to say, uncontrolled by external law injure one another through their very proximity.
Page 74 - Let it go or stay, so I wake to the higher aims Of a land that has lost for a little her lust of gold, And love of a peace that was full of wrongs and shames, Horrible, hateful, monstrous, not to be told j And hail once more to the banner of battle unroll'd ! Tho...

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