By George Barton Ide
shall fade away, and depart us as unwise and as unregardful as within the former days. within the wish of contributing, even though slightly,to the prevention of one of these end result, the author has been prompted to ship forth the current quantity. The innovations which it includes have been reflected, and, for the main half, written out, whereas the startling occasions of the battle have been nonetheless in growth ; or whereas each center used to be but exciting with the wonders of its finish.
Change of situations could have lessened their curiosity, yet now not their significance ; for the truths to which they relate, are everlasting, and, consequently, by no means inopportune. And, possibly, at this calmer hour, the momentous questions which the clash has determined, might be extra intelligently and successfully thought of, than while that clash used to be at its top. To Him, who has so signally come forth for the vindication of His personal honor, this feeble try and hint the way in which of His outgoing is humbly committed.
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