The Peace Manual: Or, War and Its Remedies (Google eBook)

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American Peace Society, 1847 - War - 252 pages
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Page 28 - ... restores him to health on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal ; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice ; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribbons of the bride : at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.
Page 28 - 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.
Page 29 - ... 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.
Page 135 - Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you " ? This was the doctrine of Lao-tsze.
Page 83 - The youth here fell on his father's neck, crying, " Oh my father! my father! I will die with you!
Page 28 - ... 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...
Page 30 - 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.
Page 82 - 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...
Page 102 - 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...
Page 18 - ... 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 shooting one another, had the cunning to make these poor blockheads shoot.

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