The Peace Manual: Or, War and Its Remedies

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American Peace Society, 1847 - Peace - 252 pages
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Page 30 - 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 30 - ... 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...
Page 19 - 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...
Page 153 - Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you " ? This was the doctrine of Lao-tsze.
Page 31 - ... 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 122 - Sometimes our neighbours want the things which we have, or have the things which we want, and we both fight till they take ours, or give us theirs.
Page 97 - The youth here fell on his father's neck, crying, " Oh my father! my father! I will die with you!
Page 32 - 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 96 - 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 116 - 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...

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