Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White...

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Century Company, 1922 - 1207 pages
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Page 525 - E'en children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile.
Page 90 - And hear the blessed mutter of the mass, And see God made and eaten all day long, And feel the steady candle-flame, and taste Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke!
Page 565 - THE Lord descended from above, And bowed the heavens most high ; And underneath his feet he cast The darkness of the sky. 2 On cherub and on cherubim, Full royally, he rode ; And on the wings of mighty winds Came flying all abroad.
Page 523 - It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :
Page 265 - To my great regret, I found him entirely opposed to it, or, at least, entirely opposed to any well-developed plan. He did not say that he would oppose a moderate plan for voluntary arbitration, but he insisted that arbitration must be injurious to Germany ;. that Germany is prepared for war as no other country is or can be ; that she can mobilize her army in ten days ; and that neither France, Russia nor any other power can do this. Arbitration, he said, would simply give rival powers time to put...
Page 326 - ... on the other, of an oak branch with silver leaves and gold acorns, both boughs being tied together at the bottom by a large knot of ribbon in silver gilded, bearing the arms of the Netherlands and the United States on enameled shields, and an inscription as follows: To the Memory of HUGO GROTIUS; In Reverence and Gratitude, From the United States of America; On the Occasion of the International Peace Conference of The Hague. July 4th, 1899.
Page 263 - ... 5. To apply to naval warfare the stipulations of the Geneva Convention of 1864. on the basis of the articles added to the Convention of 1868. "6. To neutralize ships and boats employed in saving those overboard during or after an engagement. "7. To revise the declaration concerning the laws and customs of war elaborated in 1874 by the Conference of Brussels, which has remained unratified to the present day.
Page 330 - Piersoon proposing a toast to the health of the President of the United States, to which I replied in a toast to the Queen of the Netherlands.
Page 447 - Cornell for the purpose of more full discussion, and at the latter of the two visits had urged me to accept the presidency. This I had felt obliged to decline. ... It was after this conversation that, on their asking whether there was any one suitable within my acquaintance, I answered, "Go to the University of Indiana ; there you will find the president, an old student of mine, David Starr Jordan, one of the leading scientific men of the country, possessed of a most charming power of literary expression,...
Page 253 - The first article, relating to the nonaugmentation and future reduction of effective land and sea forces, is, at present, so inapplicable to the United States that it is deemed advisable for the delegates to leave t-he initiative upon this subject to the representatives of those powers to which it may properly belong. In comparison with the effective forces, both military and naval, of other nations, those of the United States are at present so far below the normal quota that the question of limitation...

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