A League of Peace: A Rectorial Address Delivered to the Students in the University of St. Andrews, 17th October, 1905

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Pub. for the International union, Ginn, 1906 - Arbitration (International law) - 47 pages
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Page 10 - cudgel and the sword he lays aside, and, full of modesty and pity, he is compassionate and kind to all creatures that have life." (Buddhist Suttas.) "Truly is the king our sovereign Lord! He has regulated the position of the princes; he has called
Page 34 - Union assembled at St. Louis last year requested the Governments of the world to send representatives to an International Conference to consider: — First, the!" questions for the consideration of which the Conference: at the Hague expressed a wish that a future
Page 18 - by the great moderns. Only a few can be given. Lord Clarendon, 1608-1674, says, "We cannot make a more lively representation and emblem to ourselves of hell, than by the view of a kingdom in war." Hume says, "The rage and violence of public war, what is it but a suspension of justice among the warring parties?" Gibbon writes, "A single robber or a few
Page 23 - a town taken by storm shall not be given up to the victorious troops to plunder." To-day to put a garrison to the sword would be a breach of the law of quarter, as well as a violation of the Brussels Declaration. We may rest
Page 23 - In liberty of bloody hand shall range With conscience wide as hell. This inhuman practice was formally abolished by the Brussels
Page 23 - of their ports as a naval base. This they must now use "due diligence" to prevent. Morley says, in his Life of Gladstone: "The Treaty of Washington and the Geneva arbitration stand out as the most noble victory in the
Page 46 - no man living in Britain or America has ever seen invasion or is at all likely to see it. Still, the elements of patriotism and duty enter here. That it is every man's duty to defend home and country goes without saying. We should never forget, however, that -which makes it a holy
Page 31 - these are trifling compared with those committed in the name of "Honor," the most dishonored word in our language. Never did man or nation ever dishonor another man or nation. This is impossible. All honor's wounds are self-inflicted. All stains upon honor come from within, never from without. Innocence seeks no revenge ; there is nothing to be
Page 45 - John Wesley's wail may have struck deep in the hearts of some fit for recruits: "You may pour out your soul and bemoan the loss of true, genuine love in the earth. Lost indeed! These Christian kingdoms that are tearing out each other's bowels, desolating one another with fire and sword! These Christian armies that are sending each other by thousands, by tens of thousands,
Page 34 - be called. Second, the negotiation of Arbitration Treaties] between the nations represented. Third, the advisability of establishing an International Congress to be convened periodically for the discussion of international questions. President Roosevelt invited the nations to call the conference, but has recently deferred to the Emperor of Russia as the proper party to call the nations together again. Should the proposed periodic congress be

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