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[105] the sense of justice and the impulses of humanity as by any other cause. When these high motives are set against the love of peace, which shall prevail? On which side do the angels really sing? Again, it is easy to urge the gospel of arbitration for the whole world; but suppose, as occasionally happens, that a nation refuses to arbitrate. What then? Or suppose, as has sometimes happened, that a nation refuses to accept the result of arbitration when announced. What is to be done? The answer is that such a case will not be likely to occur. But suppose it does. Can we wholly dispense with force? I have known many persons who were non — resistants, or thought they were, but I have known only one among them who could meet squarely the question what he would do if a drunken man or a villain should come into his house and assault his wife or daughter. That one exception was the late William Lloyd Garrison, whom I heard say in public, without a moment's hesitation, when asked the question, that he would offer no physical resistance even in such a case. I honored his moral courage, but wondered if when it came to the point he would live up to his principles. If he would not, nobody would. Perhaps it


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