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[109] this flower of human love in the midst of cannon. War might well seem what Horace Bushnell called it, “the devil's play,” but for these loftier aspects. We must never quite lose sight of Emerson's fine lines:
Though love repine and reason chafe,
There came a voice without reply-
'Tis man's perdition to be safe
When for the truth he ought to die.

1896

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