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Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands,
And of armed men the hum;
Freemen, come! Ere your heritage be wasted,” said the quick-alarming
“Let me of my heart take counsel:
War is not of Life the sum;
But the drum
Echoed, “Come! Death shall reap the braver harvest,” said the solemn
“But when won the coming battle,
What of profit springs therefrom?
But the drum
Answered, “Come! You must do the sum to prove it,” said the Yankee answer
The Call to Arms
The Man Who Fails to Support
(T may be the highest duty to oppose a
war before it is brought on, but once the country is at war, the man who fails to support it with all possible heartiness comes perilously near being a traitor and his conduct can only be justified on grounds that in times of peace would justify a revolution.
Life of Oliver Cromwell.
No fight was ever yet won by parrying Parry but
Hit also alone; hard hitting is the best parry; the offensive is the only sure defensive.
A class of professional non-combatants is as hurtful to the real, healthy growth of a nation as is a class of fire-eaters; for a weakness or folly is nationally as bad as a vice, or worse; and, in the long run, a Quaker may be quite as undesirable a citizen as is a duelist.—Life of Joel Benton.