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The marvellous influence.

‘But gentlemen,’ he added, ‘we have not yet attained to the secret of the wonderful power, the magical spell—the strange, marvellous influence exerted by that life which this day we study. Men are not great simply nor especially by the intellect, but through the heart. Character is of more value than genius, and what I wish to observe is this, that the military career of our dead chieftain is the canvas on which, from the inner life as from a lantern, is thrown a rarer combination of graces and spiritual excellences than is witnessed in the history of one man in a thousand.’

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