Intimate Pages of Mexican History

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George H. Doran Company, 1920 - 351 pages

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Page 307 - We have gone down to Mexico to serve mankind if we can find out the way. We do not want to fight the Mexicans. We want to serve the Mexicans if we can, because we know how we would like to be free, and how we would like to be served if there were friends standing by in such case ready to serve us.
Page 340 - March 26, 1913, 2 shall subsist until the complete triumph of the revolution, and, therefore, Citizen Venustiano Carranza shall continue in his post as first chief of the constitutionalist revolution and as depository of the executive power of the nation, until the enemy is overpowered and peace is restored.
Page 180 - ... Royal Government has found itself obliged to address on Thursday, the 23rd instant, through the Imperial and Royal Minister at Belgrade, the following note to the Royal Government of Servia. (See instructions to the Imperial and Royal Ministry at Belgrade of July 22, 1914.) I have the honor to request you to bring the contents of this note to the attention of the government to which you are accredited, accompanying this communication with the following comment: On the 31st of March, 1909, the...
Page 247 - What is it that hath been ? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done ? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say : Behold, this is new : for it hath already gone before, in the ages that were before us.
Page 147 - And out of a fabulous story We fashion an empire's glory: One man with a dream, at pleasure, Shall go forth and conquer a crown; And three with a new song's measure Can trample a kingdom down.
Page 218 - He has forfeited the respect and the moral support even of those who were at one time willing to see him succeed. Little by little he has been completely isolated. By a little every day his power and prestige are crumbling and the collapse is not far away. We shall not, I believe, be obliged to alter our policy of watchful waiting.
Page 291 - One hundred and sixteen thousand three hundred eleven children of school age in the Federal District are receiving no instruction at all. This figure, which is all the more significant — and discouraging — in that it relates to a section which is usually considered the most cultured of the Republic, has been taken from the statistical data just published by the Bureau of Education. "The present census gives the Federal District a population of approximately 1,000,000 inhabitants. Applying the...
Page 220 - If you have approved of my leadership and wish me to continue to be your unembarrassed spokesman in affairs at home and abroad, I earnestly beg that you will express yourselves unmistakably to that effect by returning a Democratic majority to both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Page 294 - In Mexico to steal is to live; not to steal is to fall into the pit dug for cowards and honest men, and the hope of stealing is implanted as deeply in the soul of the revolutionist as the hope of heaven in the Christian's soul'.
Page 155 - Madero, seen at close range, is small, dark, with nose somewhat flattened, expressive, rather prominent eyes in shallow sockets, and forehead of the impractical shape. But all is redeemed by expression playing like lightning over the sallow, featureless face and his pleasant, ready smile. He speaks French and some English, preferring the former, but lapses continually into Spanish, his ideas coming too fast for a foreign medium, and he uses many gestures.

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