31:11 And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul; 31:12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
But Mr. Allworthy had now got one of his fingers into the infant's hand, which, by its gentle pressure, seeming to implore his assistance, certainly outpleaded the eloquence of Mrs. Deborah.
Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a greater work than Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and Charles Dickens's creation of Mr. Pickwick did more for the elevation of the human race--I say it in all seriousness--than Cardinal Newman's Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom.
An old envelope stuck in a sliver in the door bore the entry in lead- pencil, "Gone Duck Shooting to Plover Slough," for it was the custom of the twins to faithfully chronicle the cause of their absence and their probable location each time they left home, to make it easy to find them in the event of a cablegram from Aunt Patience's solicitors!
Not worse than ours the existences rats lead-- Nosing along at night down some safe vat, They find a shell-proof home before they rot.
And then into my castle I My noble bride will lead.-- Eliza' let us hasten, come-- It is the mid of night, The moon will soon conclude her course, That shineth now so bright."
Crabbe was much flattered by this new tribute to his reputation, and dwells on it in one of his letters to Mrs. Leadbeater.
"And his granddaughter is about to marry----" "Mr. Hubert Leadbetter.
When the word was given, the horses all got off well and Dexter immediately took the lead,--buzzing through the air like a humming-top,--followed closely by Lady Thorn, her nose just lapping his off jaw.
leade the way, soveraigne, weele none of your whipping.
The amount of intelligence and docility displayed by the pigs in these mountain regions, is much more considerable than that usually allowed to this animal, and the manner in which these immense herds of swine are collected, and again distributed, without an accident or mistake, is a sight both curious and interesting; for it is all done without the assistance of a dog, or the aid even of the human voice, and solely by the crack of the long-lashed and heavily-loaded whip, which the swine-herd carries, and cracks much after the fashion of the French postilion; and which, though he frequently cracks, waking a hundred sharp echoes from the woods and rocks, he seldom has to use correctionally; the animal soon acquiring a thorough knowledge of the meaning of each crack; and once having felt its leaded thong, a lasting remembrance of its power.
The fifth, their "ringg-leadeh," for whom they must wait concealed until he should rejoin them, lingered in the roses; hovered so close to the path that he might have touched its occupants as they moved back and forth; almost--to quote his uncle-- "Sat in the roses and heard the birds sing"-- heard blue birds, in soft notes not twittered, muttered as by owls, revealing things priceless for Mobile to know.
The weather frowned overhead with a leaden sky, and San Francisco had never (in all my experience) looked so bleak and gaunt, and shoddy, and crazy, like a city prematurely old; but through all my wanderings and errands to and fro, by the dock side or in the jostling street, among rude sounds and ugly sights, there ran in my mind, like a tiny strain of music, the thought of my friend's happiness.
+laden+, S; +leaden+, S; +leide+, S3; +lat+, pr.
That fumbling lecher to revenge is bent, Because he thinks himself or whore is meant: Name but a cuckold, all the city swarms; From Leadenhall to Ludgate is in arms: 10 Were there no fear of Antichrist, or France, In the bless'd time poor poets live by chance.
Overhead, as I lay looking upwards, the canvas showed of a dull leadenish color, blackened completely at whiles by the dash of spray and water.
* * * * * I'D BE AN ALDERMAN I'd be an Alderman, born in the City, Where haunches of venison and green turtles meet Seeking in Leadenliall, reckless of pity, Birds, beast, and fish, that the knowing ones eat I'd never languish for want of a luncheon.
Or hast thou leadenweighted limbs?
The subject of Absalom and Ahitophel--the first part of which appeared in 1681--was the alleged plot of the Whig leader, the Earl of Shaftesbury, to defeat the succession of the Duke of York, afterward James II.,
"--Leader (East Africa).
"--something about the Leader--" the Boy said sadly, telling the Colonel what had happened. "
"The death of either leader----" "Would mean an end to his party.
Perhaps, after all, there is as much truth as poetry in Milton's conception of the rebellion, and of the fearful defeat that overtook its leader:-- "Him the almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky, With hideous ruin and combustion, down To bottomless perdition: there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire, Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms."
+ring-leader+, praesultor, Manip.;
Sterling rushes out into the clubs, into London society, rolls about all day, copiously talking modish nonsense or sense, and listening to the like, with the multifarious miscellany of men; comes home at night; redacts it into a Times Leader,--and is found to have hit the essential purport of the world's immeasurable babblement that day, with an accuracy beyond all other men.
most frequently cited by Professor Oncken in making out his case are Messrs. Morel, Macdonald, Hardie, G. B. Shaw and the Labour Leader.--Author.
The following leaderette is from the Glasgow Evening Citizen for the 15th of January:-- "In business patriotism does not enter.
There were plenty of leaderettes on the cunning shown by the men, but the alacrity of the women to purchase the bogus medicines was, as a rule, lightly passed over; and great as is M. Zola's admiration for the English Press in many respects, he could but regard its attitude towards the Chrimes case as lamentably inadequate and lacking in moral courage.
Only a Nurse Girl,--ALICE AYRES A Slave Trade Warrior,--SIR SAMUEL BAKER Two Working Men Heroes,--CASE AND CHEW The Commander of the Thin Red Line,--SIR COLIN CAMPBELL A Sailor Bold and True,--LORD COCHRANE A Rough Diamond that was Polished,--JOHN CASSELL "A Brave, Fearless Sort of Lass,"--GRACE DARLING A Friend of Lepers,--FATHER DAMIEN A Great Arctic Explorer,--SIR JOHN FRANKLIN A Saviour of Six,--FIREMAN FORD A Blind Helper of the Blind,--ELIZABETH GILBERT A Great Traveller in the Air,--JAMES GLAISHER The Soldier with the Magic Wand,--GENERAL GORDON "Valiant and True,"--SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE One who Left All,--BISHOP HANNINGTON A Man who Conquered Disappointments,--SIR HENRY HAVELOCK A Friend of Prisoners,--JOHN HOWARD A Hero of the Victoria Cross,--KAVANAGH The Man who Braved the Flood,--CAPTAIN LENDY A Temperance Leader,--JOSEPH LIVESEY A Great Missionary Explorer,--DAVID LIVINGSTONE From Farm Lad to Merchant Prince,--GEORGE MOORE A Man who Asked and Received,--GEORGE MUeLLER A Labourer in the Vineyard,--ROBERT MOFFAT "The Lady with the Lamp,"--FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE For England, Home, and Duty,--THE DEATH OF NELSON A Woman who Succeeded by Failure,--HARRIET NEWELL A Martyr of the South Seas,--BISHOP PATTESON "K.G. and Coster,"--LORD SHAFTESBURY A Statesman who had no Enemies,--W.H. SMITH Greater than an Archbishop,--THE REV.C. SIMEON A Soldier Missionary,--HEDLEY VICARS A Lass that Loved the Sailors,--AGNES WESTON A Great Commander on a Famous Battlefield THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON A Prince of Preachers,--JOHN WESLEY Some Children of the Kingdom The Victor, the Story of an Unknown Man A Boy Hero,--JOHN CLINTON Postscript BENEATH THE BANNER.
True the fellows were leaderless and defeated, yet they were desperate spirits, and fully aware that they must attain the open deck in order to recapture the vessel.
Upon the speedy adoption of Proportional Representation depends, as Mr. Balfour made plain in an admirable speech, whether the great occasions of the peace and after the peace are to be handled by a grand council of all that is best and most leaderlike in the nation, or whether they are to be left to a few leaders, apparently leading, but really profoundly swayed by the obscure crowd of politicians and jobbers behind them.
On several occasions the United States has achieved indisputable greatness in its Presidents, and very rarely has it failed to set up very leaderly and distinguished men.
Sin Saxon found herself in the position of many another leader,--obliged to make some demonstration to satisfy the aroused expectations of her followers.
No one rode horseback now, except the leaders, and those in charge of the loose cattle.
October, 1911 CONTENTS PREFACE INTRODUCTION Power of the peace idea--Causes of the love of peace in Germany-- German consciousness of strength--Lack of definite political aims --Perilous situation of Germany and the conditions of successful self-assertion--Need to test the authority of the peace idea, and to explain the tasks and aims of Germany in the light of history CHAPTER I THE RIGHT TO MAKE WAR Pacific ideals and arbitration--The biological necessity of war--The duty of self-assertion--The right of conquest--The struggle for employment--War a moral obligation--Beneficent results of war --War from the Christian and from the materialist standpoints-- Arbitration and international law--Destructiveness and immorality of peace aspirations--Real and Utopian humanity--Dangerous results of peace aspirations in Germany--The duty of the State CHAPTER II THE DUTY TO MAKE WAR Bismarck and the justification of war--The duty to fight--The teaching of history--War only justifiable on adequate grounds--The foundations of political morality--Political and individual morality --The grounds for making war--The decision to make war--The responsibility of the statesman CHAPTER III A BRIEF SURVEY OF GERMANY'S HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT The ways of Providence in history--Christianity and the Germans-- The Empire and the Papacy--Breach between the German World Empire and the revived spiritual power--Rise of the great States of Europe and political downfall of Germany after the Thirty Years' War--Rise of the Prussian State--The epoch of the Revolution and the War of Liberation--Intellectual supremacy of Germany--After the War of Liberation--Germany under William I. and Bismarck--Change in the conception of the State and the principle of nationality--New economic developments and the World Power of England--Rise of other World Powers-- Socialism, and how to overcome it--German science and art-- Internal disintegration of Germany and her latent strength CHAPTER IV GERMANY'S HISTORICAL MISSION Grounds of the intellectual supremacy of Germany--Germany's role as spiritual and intellectual leader--Conquest of religious and social obstacles--Inadequacy of our present political position-- To secure what we have won our first duty--Necessity of increasing our political power--Necessity of colonial expansion-- Menace to our aspirations from hostile Powers CHAPTER V WORLD POWER OR DOWNFALL Points of view for judging of the political situation--The States of the Triple Alliance--The political interests of France and Russia-- The Russo-French Alliance--The policy of Great Britain-- America and the rising World Powers of the Far East--The importance of Turkey--Spain and the minor States of Europe--Perilous position of Germany--World power or downfall--Increase of political power: how to obtain it--German colonial policy--The principle of the balance of power in Europe--Neutral States--The principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States--Germany and the rules of international politics --The foundations of our internal strength CHAPTER VI THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ARMY FOR WAR Its necessity--Its twofold aspect--The educational importance of military efficiency--Different military systems--Change in the nature of military efficiency due to the advance of civilization-- Variety of methods of preparation for war--The armaments of minor States--The armaments of the Great Powers--Harmonious development of all elements of strength--Influence on armaments of different conceptions of the duties of the State--Permanent factors to be kept in sight in relation to military preparedness-- Statecraft in this connection CHAPTER VII THE CHARACTER OF OUR NEXT WAR Our opponents--The French army--The military power of Russia-- The land forces of England--The military power of Germany and Austria; of Italy--The Turkish army--The smaller Balkan States --The Roumanian army--The armies of the lesser States of Central Europe--Greece and Spain--The fleets of the principal naval Powers--The enmity of France--The hostility of England-- Russia's probable behaviour in a war against Germany--The military situation of Germany--Her isolation--What will be at stake in our next war--Preparation for war CHAPTER VIII THE NEXT NAVAL WAR England's preparations for a naval war against Germany--Germany's first measures against England--England and the neutrality of the small neighbouring States--The importance of Denmark--Commercial mobilization--The two kinds of blockade: The close blockade and the extended blockade--England's attack on our coasts--Co-operation of the air-fleet in their defence--The decisive battle and its importance--Participation of France and Russia in a German-English war CHAPTER IX THE CRUCIAL QUESTION Reciprocal relations of land and sea power--The governing points of view in respect of war preparations--Carrying out of universal military service--The value of intellectual superiority--Masses, weapons, and transport in modern war--Tactical efficiency and the quality of the troops--The advantage of the offensive--Points to be kept in view in war preparations--Refutation of the prevailing restricted notions on this head--The Ersatzreserve--New formations--Employment of the troops of the line and the new formations--Strengthening of the standing army--The importance of personality CHAPTER X ARMY ORGANIZATION Not criticism wanted of what is now in existence, but its further development--Fighting power and tactical efficiency--Strength of the peace establishment--Number of officers and N.C.O.'s, especially in the infantry--Relations of the different arms to each other--Distribution of machine guns--Proportion between infantry and artillery--Lessons to be learned from recent wars with regard to this--Superiority at the decisive point--The strength of the artillery and tactical efficiency--Tactical efficiency of modern armies--Tactical efficiency and the marching depth of an army corps--Importance of the internal organization of tactical units--Organization and distribution of field artillery; of heavy field howitzers--Field pioneers and fortress pioneers--Tasks of the cavalry and the air-fleet--Increase of the cavalry and formation of cyclist troops--Tactical organization of the cavalry--Development of the air-fleet--Summary of the necessary requirements--Different ways of carrying them out--Importance of governing points of view for war preparations CHAPTER XI TRAINING AND EDUCATION The spirit of training--Self-dependence and the employment of masses-- Education in self-dependence--Defects in our training for war on the grand scale--Need of giving a new character to our manoeuvres and to the training of our commanders--Practical training of the artillery-- Training in tactical efficiency--Practice in marching under war conditions--Training of the train officers and column leaders-- Control of the General Staff by the higher commanders--Value of manoeuvres: how to arrange them--Preliminary theoretical training of the higher commanders--Training of the cavalry and the airmen; of the pioneers and commissariat troops--Promotion of intellectual development in the army--Training in the military academy CHAPTER XII PREPARATION FOR THE NAVAL WAR The position of a World Power implies naval strength--Development of German naval ideals--The task of the German fleet; its strength --Importance of coast defences--Necessity of accelerating our naval armaments--The building of the fleet--The institution of the air-fleet--Preliminary measures for a war on commerce-- Mobilization--General points of view with regard to preparations for the naval war--Lost opportunities in the past CHAPTER XIII THE ARMY AND POPULAR EDUCATION The universal importance of national education--Its value for the army--Hurtful influences at work on it--Duties of the State with regard to national health--Work and sport--The importance of the school--The inadequacy of our national schools--Military education and education in the national schools--Methods of instruction in the latter--Necessity for their reform--Continuation schools--Influence of national education on the Russo-Japanese War--Other means of national education--The propaganda of action CHAPTER XIV FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL PREPARATION FOR WAR Duties of the State in regard to war preparations--The State and national credit--The financial capacity of Germany--Necessity of new sources of revenue--The imperial right of inheritance--Policy of interests and alliances--Moulding and exploitation of the political situation--The laws of political conduct--Interaction of military and political war preparations--Political preparations for our next war--Governing factors in the conduct of German policy EPILOGUE The latest political events--Conduct of the German Imperial Government --The arrangement with France--Anglo-French relations and the attitude of England--The requirements of the situation GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR INTRODUCTION The value of war for the political and moral development of mankind has been criticized by large sections of the modern civilized world in a way which threatens to weaken the defensive powers of States by undermining the warlike spirit of the people.
If the buffalo edged too much toward the riders, so that the course they were taking would lead them away from camp, the men would drop back and cross over behind the herd to the other side, and then, pushing their horses hard, would come up with the leaders,--but still at a distance from them,--and then the buffalo would begin to edge toward them, and the herd would be brought back again to the desired course.
We wants leaders,--dat's w'y we come ter you!"
Were these magistrates, or merely popular leaders?"--Freeman, "Hist.
With that, his pretensions to the leadership of the House quite disappeared.
But as for leadership--' 'He is such a good fellow that nobody here does justice to his soldierly qualities,' said Mr. Chichele, 'except Mrs. Harbottle.'
When this race develops a sufficient power of combination, under adequate leadership,--and there are signs already that this time is near at hand,--the Northern vote can be wielded irresistibly for the defense of the rights of their Southern brethren.
Second arises the consideration, that when consuls and praetors and those serving in their place can take offices and leaderships in a way prescribed by the laws it is neither decent nor advantageous for you to overlook them and introduce some new office.
praetorships, procuratorships, leaderships,--in a word everything.
I. Cruelty and Hypocrisy of the Jewish Leaders.--II.
BAILIE (General), a parliamentary leader.--Sir W. Scott, Legend of Montrose (time, Charles I.).
The various churches are ruled by "leaders"--men of a deaconly frame of mind, invested with power sufficient to enable them to rule the roost in ministerial matters, to say who shall preach and who shall not, and to work sundry other wonders in the high atmosphere of church government.
What, then, was the moral worth of these renouned leaders?"--M'Ilvaine's Lect.,
Since political power, amid such social distinctions and inequalities as have existed in the Southern States, necessarily has been confined to the small class, the Southern people have always been ruled by a few political leaders,--more influential and perhaps more accomplished than any corresponding class at the North.
In all parties, some doubtless were impelled by fanaticism,--many were guided by instinct,--more by the voice of their leaders,--most by party catchwords and material interests,--but how many by real reflection and the exercise of reason?