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and if there had to have been Wilamovitz-Möllendorf to learn any approach between us, the from him the following lesson ? approach should have come not “See what the war bas laid from us, who have the right to bare in others," he writes. anger, and who in fifty years “What have we learnt of may have the forbearanoe to the soul of Belgium ? Has forgive, but from the Germans. it not revealed itself as the
And Oxford has been snubbed soul of cowardice and a88agby the Boohe, as Oxford de- sination ? They have no moral serves. A little thought ex. foroes within them; therefore eroised by the anxious scholars they resort to the toroh and might have convinced them the dagger.” Thus the oomthat the snub was inevitable. patriot of the butohers of The texts still exist which Louvain, & professor, who show what the Germans once affeoted the friendship thought of us before the war, of England. If the war has during the war, since the war. taught him to write like that, The German thought has not need we proffer him the hand changed, and will not change. of friendly intercourse in The one regret which the publio? And where the Germans feel is the regret greatest of all has fallen so that they did not emerge vioto- low, what shall we expect of rious, that they have not paid the rest? Would it not be for their adventure by the better to pursue our work enslavement of Europe, that in peace and leave the Gerthey have not forced their mans of the next generation kultur
upon an admiring to return to the paths of world. With those thoughts, comradeship if they find that and that one single regret, those paths are pleasant? At how should the Germans oare any rate, it is for us to see to accept an offer of oonoilia. whether we will take, it is not tion? The friends of Dr ours to proffer, the reconoiling Bridges offered a gift which hand. they did not value, and they rejected it with soorn.
When the Unknown Warrior After all, literature and was proudly oarried for burial scholarship are the pursuits to Westminster Abbey, our of men, not of mobs. Our mind went baok to the anoient writers and scholars will not legend of Cimon, who won the achieve better work because good will of the Athenians by they have made a publio at- bringing home to Athens what tempt to overoome just was left of Theseus. “Cimon animosity, to stamp ander was marvellous careful to seek foot a righteous embit terment. out his tomb”-80 Plutarch And what have the Germans tells the story-“because the to teach us that we cannot, Athenians had an oraole and if necessity asks as, get out propheoy that commanded of their books? Must we them to bring his ashes and extend a civil hand to Herr bones back to Athens and to honour him as a demi-god. In Westminster Abbey his Bat they knew not where he bones shall rest for ever among was buried, for that the in- the bones of kings and captains habitants of the island would and great poets. In Browne's never before confess where it noble words, he has “entered was, nor suffer any man to the famous nations of the dead, seek it out, till he at the last and sleeps with princes and with much ado found the counsellors." His is the imtomb, put his bones aboard the mortality which
mortality whioh all would Admiral galley sumptuously covet. His is the better part: deoked, and so brought them he has no "naked nomination"; ; again to his country.” As he has, what is better,“ deserts Theseus returned in honour to and noble acts.” Again the his native land, so has returned prose of Thomas Browne echoes the Unknown Warrior, he too in our ear, suggesting oomfort on a galley sumptuously deoked. for the Unknown Warrior: “To A place has been found for his be nameless in worthy deed mortal spoils in Westminster exceeds an infamous history. Abbey, the last resting place of The Canaanitish woman lives our greatest dead. He symbol- more happily without a name ises, all unknown as he is, the than Herodias with one. And courage and the ready sacrifioe who had not rather have been of his kind. He did his duty, the good thief than Pilate?” with a simple fortitude, and as The Unknown Warrior, then, he died for others, so he resumes is nameless in worthy deeds, in his unnamed self the glory and in that nobility we oan and the gratitude owed to pioture him to ourselves. He them all.
is brother to Francis Doyle's The thought and the cere. Private of the Buffsmony were Greek in
their simplioity, and their simplicity
“A man of mean estate,
Who died, as firm as Sparta's king, it was, no doubt, which brought Because his soul was great." Cimon and Theseas to our mind. Altars were once set A plain man, who did as he up to the Unknown God. The was told, like the rest—who set sapreme honour of Westminster duty before ambition, who was Abbey is given to the Unknown content to serve his country Warrior. Theseus returned to and to die for it, without & Athens, beoause there was an thought of sending his name oracle and a prophecy. The to eoho round the world. And Unknown Warrior is carried he has won the highest reward to his place in Westminster of all. He is the Unknown that the whole Empire may Warrior; and it is the essence mourn the loss of those who of his greatness and our refell in thousands for their speot that nobody will ever fatherland, and admire in one wonder whenoe he came or grave the sacrifice of them all. what acts of heroism he perIn France he gave his life. formed. What more had he to give ? The wars of to-day are the wars of nation against nation. known Warrior to proclaim There is no more place for pro- that all the greatest deeds are fessional gladiators. Men are done by the nameless. Thus killed by adversaries whom he missed the relative values they never see, who never see of things done and words them. But this does not mean spoken. Though nation wars that the hour of heroism is against nation, it is still the passed. It means that heroes leader who makes the viotory are multiplied by many thou- certain. Though lofty sentiBands, and it gives us the ments echo in the hearts of reason why, in doing respeot thousands, it is the poet, workto the Unknown Warrior, we ing in solitude, who fashions are showing our reverence for the verge which is immortally all those who, having fought remembered. Honour and and died for their country, gratitude are due to known are nameless. But in the and unknown, and when we moment of honouring the an- pay our just tribute to the known, let us not forget or hero who lies buried in Westbelittle the services of the minster Abbey, it is well not known and named. A care
to forget the injunotion of the less writer, oarried away by Preacher: “Let us now praise enthusiasm, was inspired by famous men, and our fathers the thought of the Un- that begat us."
INDEX TO VOL. CCVIII.
AL KHANZIR : CHANDRAGUP, 39. Foch, Marshal, generalissimo of Allied
posal of, 684 et seq.-responsible for tions, 291 et seq.-faults and errors of
others retrieved by, 300.
RUNNING IN THE GOLF, 168, 324. RETRIBUTION AT NIANAZAI, 318.
THE LAST PLACE IN INDIA, 519.
UP JEBEL MORRA : A TRIP IN WEST-
IAN MACTAVISH–The Story of an
MAHSUDLAND, 1919-1920, 444, 557,
GOD, THE Fars' APPEAL TO, 478.
GREEN, A STUDY IN, 693.
GUN-RUNNING IN THE GULF, 168, 324.
Haig, Sir Douglas, 293, 294-official de-
spatches of, 296-appeal to London
HARRIS, Walter B. : THE “GOOD OLD
Days” IN MOROCCO, 729.
HERITAGE OF THE SUN, THE, 542.
IRISHWOMAN, AN: THE TERROR BY
JARDINE, D. J.: THE MAD MULLAH
TAE, 417, 581.
COLONEL EDWARD HAMILTON OF THE KITCHENER, LORD, AND THE ENGINEER-
ING WORK OF THE WAR, 528.
Beginning of it, ib.-II. Past His.
IV. Miriam, 200—V. The Play, 204.
LANSDOWNE, MARQUESS OF : A CAN. “SAPPHO," The Loss OF THE, 301.
SEA CLIFFS, THE LURE OF THE, 393.
SERAGLIO, THE OLD, 660.
Knox's biography of, 134.
two voices of, 133-great personal in. Tavisu— The Story of an Inexcusable
SMYTH, ETHEL, Mus. Doc. : RECOLLEC-
OF THE EMPRESS EUGÉNIE,
SECRET SURVEY, 88.
Stinnes, Herr, truculent impudence of,
MISUNDERSTANDING WITH REGARD TO STRAHAN, J. A. :-
THE RECENT EVENTS IN ULSTER,
Swift, STEELE, AND ADDISON, 493.
444-II. The Actors, 451-III. Pic- THE ISLE OF SAINTS, 823.
TEMPERANCE (SCOTLAND) Act, 1913,
ENGINEERING WORK OF THE WAR,528. TERROR BY NIGHT, THE, 27.
Mr Gandhi the friend of, 263 et seq. “TURKEY FOR THE TORKS," 150.
"ULIDIA," THE SALVING OF THE, 1,
-August, 262-September, 404-Oct- ULSTER, THE RECENT EVENTS IN,
UP JEBEL MURRA: A TRIP IN WESTERN
VIGNETTES : VI. Flynn, 60--VII. “Her
Own Poor Boy,” 159–VIII. “Lady,
Clontarff,” 162 — IX. “Poverina,"
165 - X. Ellen, 511 – XI. Jobber
SEA CLIFFS, 393.
WRIGHT, CAPTAIN PETER: AT THE
SUPREME WAR COUNCIL, 273.
Curfew, ib.-II. Rooks' Castle, 697— YAMATO, 225.
THE “ULIDIA," 1, 248.
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