the emotions of that hour, but I dared not, lest I should indirectly give a new impulse to war. For his parents I feel that reverence which belongs to the highest manifestation of devotion to duty and forgetfulness of self, in view of the mighty interests of humanity.
There must be a noble pride in their great sorrow.
I am sure they would not exchange their dead son for any living one.”
Boston, Hougton Mifflin, 1884.
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