Such an absolute adjustment between a being of presumably infinite aspirations and immortal discontents and its environment, is a happiness seldom encountered by philosophers.
The adjustment of the relations between the advanced and backward races of mankind is the greatest political task of our age; it is a responsibility shared jointly between all the civilised States, and when in the 'eighties and 'nineties the vast regions of Africa were partitioned amongst them, Germany, late in the field, asserted her claims and received her share in the responsibility.
In p. 59, he says, that "according to Mr. Newman's theology, it is most probable (in italics) that the successive generations of men, with perfect indifference to their relative moral conditions, their crimes or wrongs, are all knocked on the head together; and that future adjustment and retribution is a dream."
Such experimental adjustment will be the chief necessity and business of political life in every country of the world for the next few decades.
In fact, the adjustment of the appointments had been the subject of careful thought and earnest prayer during the last three months of the year.