Anti-war: Two Discourses, Delivered at Williston and Burlington, July, 1846. Likewise a Discourse, Delivered at the Universalist State Convention. Montpelier, Aug. 26, 1846

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C.C. Briggs, 1847 - 110 pages

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Page 59 - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more...
Page 55 - Lord's anointed. Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand; for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
Page 69 - Ye have heard that it hath been said, "Thou shall love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy," but I say unto you, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you...
Page 31 - Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need of arsenals or forts: The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
Page 37 - Aid the dawning, tongue and pen ; Aid it, hopes of honest men ; Aid it, paper — aid it, type — Aid it, for the hour is ripe, And our earnest must not slacken Into play. Men of thought and men of action. Clear the way ! Lo ! a cloud's about to vanish From the day ; And a brazen wrong to crumble Into clay.
Page 36 - Clear the way ! Men of thought ! be up and stirring Night and day ; Sow the seed — withdraw the curtain, Clear the way ! Men of action, aid and cheer them, As ye may ! There's a fount about to stream...
Page 15 - Now swells the intermingling din ; the jar Frequent and frightful of the bursting bomb ; The falling beam, the shriek, the groan, the shout, The ceaseless clangor, and the rush of men Inebriate with rage : — loud and more loud The discord grows ; till pale Death shuts the scene And o'er the conqueror and the conquered draws His cold and bloody shroud.
Page 14 - In these last extremities, we remember nothing but the respect and tenderness due to our common nature. What a scene, then, must a field of battle present, where thousands are left without assistance, and without pity, with their wounds exposed to the piercing air, while the blood, freezing as it flows, binds them to the earth...
Page 77 - Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing, thou shall heap coals of fire on his head.
Page 56 - ONE there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend : His is love beyond a brother's, Costly, free, and knows no end. They who once His kindness prove, Find it everlasting love.

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