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Group Title: Alfred Crowquill's fairy tales
Title: The giant and the dwarf, or, Strength and reason
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Title: The giant and the dwarf, or, Strength and reason
Series Title: Alfred Crowquill's fairy tales
Alternate Title: Strength and reason
Physical Description: 31 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Crowquill, Alfred
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Engraver , Printer )
G. Routledge & Co ( Publisher )
Savill and Edwards ( Printer )
Publisher: G. Routledge & Co.
Place of Publication: London ;
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Manufacturer: Savill and Edwards
Publication Date: 1857
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Subject: Reason -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Giants -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Dwarfs -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
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LONDON:
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THE GIANT AND THE DWARF.





DEEP in the midst of tow-er-ing moun-tains, which,
pierc-ing the clouds with their gi-gan-tic peaks,
seem-ed to be the rug-ged boun-da-ry of the world, liv-ed a
mon-strous giant, who could peep o-ver their sum-mits and
see the rud-dy, morn-ing sun ris-ing in the dis-tant val-leys.
The foam-ing ri-vers im-pe-ded him not, for with his co-los-
sal stride he step-ped from strand to strand, and the tur-bid
wa-ters kiss-ed his feet as if in ho-mage to his pow-er.
The en-tan-gled woods of-fer-ed no im-pe-di-ment to his
path; for his e-nor-mous club, made from a stu-pen-dous
pine, le-vel-led their lea-fy bar-ri-ers with a blow; and he
went on his de-stroy-ing way.
When his ap-pe-tite was glut-ted he clo-sed his eyes in
deep and o-ver-whelm-ing sleep, his head rest-ing up-on some
moun-tain's top, whose snows form-ed his pil-low, whilst his
feet rest-ed on the soft green-sward of the val-leys.
He was the migh-ty gi-ant, Strength, up-on whose mind
no ray of rea-son had as yet fall-en. His eyes shone not
with the light of in-tel-lect: their only gleam told of fe-ro-
ci-ty and wild-ness. Yes! there lay he, like a huge, le-vi-a-
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his sa-vage mind. He was like the brutes that prowl-ed
a-round him: he slew-he ate-he slept.
As the night spread black and length-en-ing sha-dows
o-ver the val-ley the gi-ant slum-ber-ed in dis-mal gloom
am-phi-bi-ous brutes were heard splash-ing in their dark
and oo-zy beds seek-ing their prey: the an-swer-ing roars of
the fo-rest hordes shook the trem-bling leaves, and roll-ed
a-way in me-lan-cho-ly ca-dence down the vast vis-tas of
e-cho-ing woods: a-non the yell of fu-ri-ous com-bat, as
brute met brute in their mid-night prowls, told of de-struc-
tion and death.
Such was the a-bode of Strength.
Rea-son wan-der-ed a-midst the wild woods that were
rot-ting use-less-ly in the damp and dark glades where no
sun e-ver threw its cheer-ing in-flu-ence, and sigh-ed o-ver
the waste, think-ing how soon might this pro-di-gal a-bund-
ance be made sub-ser-vi-ent to the good of man if once he
pla-ced his hand to the work.
A pon-de-rous piece of rock block-ed up his way, ap-pa-
rent-ly too large for six such forms as his to move; but
Rea-son, no-thing daunt-ed, tore up a young tree, and,
us-ing it as a le-ver, soon suc-ceed-ed in re-mov-ing the im-
pe-di-ment from his path. Whilst he was so oc-cu-pi-ed, the
mon-ster Strength was watch-ing his won-drous pow-er
with jea-lous eyes. "What pig-my elf is this," growl-ed he
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With-out more a-do he tore, with his migh-ty hands, a
rock, lit-tle less than a moun-tain, from its bed; and, in do-
ing so, a few de-tach-ed pie-ces roll-ed at the foot of Rea-
son. He start-ed and be-held the tow-er-ing form of the
grim mon-ster, hold-ing a-loft the mas-sive rock, in the act
of hurl-ing it down upon him. But a mo-ment! and the
cross-bow, which was slung at his back, was brought round
to his hand, and fit-ted with a bolt. The mon-ster he-si-
ta-ted for a mo-ment at-tract-ed by the ac-ti-on, the rea-son
for which he could not di-vine.
Rea-son felt his im-mi-nent dan-ger; and, with pre-sence
of mind, lost not a mo-ment; but, tak-ing good aim at the
fore-head of the grin-ning gi-ant, let fly the shaft. It sped
its way with an o-mi-nous whirr, and did its er-rand in the
cen-tre of the mon-ster's fore-head. The rock fell from his
un-nerv-ed hand, and dash-ing down the val-ley, with thun-
der-ing re-bounds, burst in-to a thou-sand frag-ments. Not
less loud was the fall of the gi-ant, who bent slow-ly, like an
e-nor-mous pine, and then fell, with a groan, to the earth.
At the migh-ty crash all na-ture seem-ed a-larm-ed; the
beasts roar-ed in the fast-ness-es of the fo-rest, and the birds
of prey wheel-ed, in skirt-ing cir-cles, high and a-bove the
scene of the dread-ful din.
Rea-son rush-ed up-on his in-sen-si-ble foe, who, he
knew, up-on the re-co-ve-ry of his sen-ses, would im-me-
di-ate-ly sa-cri-fice him to his re-venge, and pon-der-ed up-on
the best means to se-cure his safe-ty from a foe so for
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A mo-ment! and Rea-son was bu-sy twist-ing a strong
rope from a pa-ra-site creep-er, which grew in rich lux-u-ri-
ance a-round the stem of a no-ble tree in the neigh-bour-
hood. No soon-er did he con-si-der it of suf-fi-ci-ent length
and strength, than he bound it, in strong folds, a-round the
an-kles of the still in-sen-si-ble gi-ant. But this was of lit-tle
a-vail; for, up-on his re-co-ve-ry, he would soon rend his
bonds a-sun-der, could he but once get them with-in reach
of his hand. Once more the rea-dy in-ge-nu-i-ty of Rea-son
came to his aid. He look-ed a-round for a branch of some
tree to as-sist his pur-pose. He no soon-er dis-co-ver-ed
one than he threw the loose end of the rope o-ver it, and
pulled with all his strength un-til he rais-ed the pon-der-ous
feet of the gi-ant high in the air; then, fast-en-ing it to a
tree at some dis-tance, sat down to breathe in com-pa-ra-
tive safe-ty.
The re-sto-ra-ti-on of the gi-ant's con-sci-ous-ness was
slow: with aw-ful groans, which made the very earth vi-
brate, he turn-ed a-round his lan-guid and blood-shot eyes;
when, per-ceiv-ing his lit-tle an-ta-go-nist watch-ing him
from a neigh-bour-ing rock, he strug-gled vi-o-lent-ly to
loose his im-pri-son-ed legs, twist-ing in his bonds like a
de-mo-ni-ac. The earth and stones flew from about him,
and the dust rose in thick vo-lumes from a-midst the crack-
ing branch-es, as he roll-ed over in his ma-lig-nant rage.
Rea-son trem-bled as he saw how soon such strug-gles
would free the mon-ster. With hur-ri-ed steps he turn-ed
from the con-tem-pla-ti-on of the sight, and plung-ed in-to
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the ob-scu-ri-ty of the woods, mak-ing his way to the shore,
upon which he had land-ed so short a time be-fore.
0-ver-whelm-ed as the brute Strength was by his mis-
for-tune, and the rage of be-ing cir-cum-vent-ed from a
quar-ter so con-temp-ti-ble, he en-dea-vour-ed to find some
plan to re-lease him-self from his pain-ful po-si-ti-on. As
he tore at his bonds he roar-ed forth ma-le-dic-tions up-on
his fly-ing foe, which sound-ed like thun-der a-bove the tu-
mult of his strug-gles. At last he was cheer-ed by the
crack-ing of the branch from which he was sus-pend-ed:
an-o-ther vi-o-lent ef-fort, more pow-er-ful than the rest,
brought it to the earth. He did not lose an in-stant, but,
with trem-bling rage, tore the knot-ted rope from his im-
pri-son-ed feet; and, gaz-ing a-round, like an an-gry li-on,
seiz-ed up-on a pine-tree, and, drag-ging it out by the roots,
form-ed it in-to a club, and then thun-der-ed down the val-
ley af-ter his pu-ny e-ne-my, like some migh-ty a-va-lanche.
The sea, like a li-quid e-me-rald, glan-ced with a my-ri-ad
of jew-el-like sparks to-wards the yel-low shore: the snow-
white foam dan-ced a-midst the paint-ed shells up-on the
soft sands, and then died in rain-bow bub-bles a-midst the
cling-ing weeds.
Like a bird of the sea rode a ti-ny bark up-on the wave,
toss-ing its lit-tle head, and rock-ing with im-pa-ti-ence at
the slend-er bonds which kept it from fly-ing a-way to the
dis-tant ho-ri-zon. It was Rea-son's lit-tle bark that mov-ed
so like a liv-ing thing.
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fall-en rocks that lie scat-ter-ed on the beach. He stands
ir-re-so-lute, but soon a-wa-kens from his wa-ver-ing thoughts,
and wades to the a-sy-lum of his bark. She is free, and
turns, with out-spread wings, to bear him a-way.
Wild cries re-sound a-midst the rug-ged cliffs; the
af-fright-ed sea-birds wheel from theil roc-ky nests, and
scream their way far o-ver the o-ce-an.
The mon-ster Strength ap-pears, grasp-ing his tree-club,
and, foam-ing with rage, he gazes, with a stare of won-der,
at the chang-ed ap-pear-ance of his an-ta-go-nist, who, he
thinks, has spread e-nor-mous wings to e-lude him in his
just re-venge.
He plun-ges in-to the waves which boil a-round him, pro-
pel-led by his e-nor-mous bulk. On he wades, un-til the
wa-ters rise a-bout him high-er and high-er; but yet that
lit-tle bark flies on, as if in mock-e-ry of his migh-ty ef-forts.
Fear be-gins to creep round the heart of the pur-su-er as
the waves lift him from his feet, and dash, in rude scorn,
their foam-ing crests into his face. He stops. Rea-son
reefs his snow-y sails and dan-ces, like a fea-ther, al-most
with-in his reach; rage blinds the mon-ster, and he rush-es
on, still deep.er. A-gain the wings un-furl, and speed
Rea-son on his way.
At last the waves creep up to the lips of Strength, and
his eyes glare with suf-fo-ca-ti-on, and his brute cou-rage
sinks with the chill at his heart.
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"Lis-ten, mon-ster, I will take pi-ty on you, or you will
be swept a-way to rot in some migh-ty ca-vern of the deep.
If you will be guid-ed by me, I will save you; fol-low the
course of my bark, and I will soon bring you to a small
is-land where you may rest, for your own land has long
a-go sunk in the dis-tant ho-ri-zon."
So say-ing, Rea-son turn-ed his bark, keep-ing a safe
dis-tance, so as to se-cure re-treat. The baf-fled gi-ant fol-
low-ed, sub-du-ed. Quick-ly there a-rose a lit-tle, bar-ren
is-land, which, guid-ed by Reason, he soon reach-ed, and
threw him-self up-on it, near-ly cov-er-ing it with his e-nor-
mous form. Rea-son sail-ed a-round and a-round, care-ful-
ly keep-ing out of his reach, un-til hun-ger and ex-haus-tion
should have tam-ed him.
The sun sank be-neath the rus-set clouds, and dis-ap-
pear-ed in the bo-som of the blush-ing waves, yet still the
gi-ant lay pros-trate a-midst the rocks of the lit-tle is-let,
his huge limbs part-ly la-ved by the waves that dan-ced and
rip-pled a-round him; no ap-pear-ance of a-ni-ma-tion be-
to-ken-ed him liv-ing, but the move-ment of his scowl-ing
brow, which was cor-ru-ga-ted by the fierce pas-sion that
boil-ed in his heart as he pon-der-ed on his sit-u-a-tion, and
his de-pen-dence on a mite so con-temp-ti-ble as he held
Rea-son to be.
The moon rose, and scat-ter-ed her sil-ver rays o-ver the
leap-ing waves, that leapt high-er and high-er, like hounds
with the ant-ler-ed stag at bay, to drag the mon-ster from
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found, as he thought, his is-land of re-fuge sink-ing in-to the
bo-som of the deep. He clam-ber-ed up the rock, but the
re-lent-less waves, ere long, a-gain roll-ed o-ver his feet, as if
eager for their prey.
He gaz-es in des-pair on the lim-it-less wa-ters. Where
is his is-land gone? The world, to him, seems bu-ri-ed, by
some mi-ra-cle, be-neath the wa-ters; all sunk but that small
speck of earth, which ere long will leave him to the mer-cy
of the mon-sters of the deep. He shud-ders as he sees their
fins rise up-on the crest of e-ve-ry com-ing wave, and hears
their huge bo-dies strike for a mo-ment up-on the shoal-ing
rocks.
Fear fell up-on him as he look-ed up-on the in-ter-mi-na-
ble mys-te-ry of the o-ce-an, half hid-den by the fly-ing sha-
'dows of the pass-ing clouds, and heard the surg-ing voice of
the waves, as they leap-ed and ca-reer-ed o-ver each o-ther
in an-gry tur-moil; fear pa-ra-lys-ed him, and he cried
a-loud for help. Rea-son ap-proach-ed, and spoke.
Strength, use-less with-out my aid, at-tend, and I will
res-cue you, and bring you a-gain up-on the earth, as you so
much de-sire, where I will teach you such things as will make
you pow-er-ful in-deed. Pro-ceed, there-fore, to tear up the
trees which grow up-on the sum-mit of the rock which sup-
ports you, bind them to-ge-ther by the long trail-ing creep-
ers, and en-cir-cle your-self with them, so that when the
wa-ters rise, you may float to-wards me; I will then at-tach
you to my bark, and guide you, like a good pi-lot, out of the
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With-out more a-do, the gi-ant Strength set to work and
did as Rea-son bade him, and quick-ly form-ed a raft, which
he built a-round him.
Rea-son threw out a rope to him, which was at-tach-ed
to the stern of his lit-tle boat, and, spread-ing his sails, tow-ed
him a-way for the land which was hid-den by the ob-scu-
ri-ty of the night.
A-way and a-way .hey went, un-til long af-ter the sun
had en-li-ven-ed the heav-ing waves. Rea-son spoke in a
loud voice to the gi-ant, who no lon-ger look-ed up-on him
as an e-ne-my, but be-liev-ed in one so migh-ty, though ap-
pa-rent-ly so small, and look-ed with sim-ple ea-ger-ness for
the land of pro-mise spo-ken of by Rea-son.
At length the land was gain-ed, and Strength, no long-er
a fu-ri-ous say-age, stood sub-du-ed by the side of Rea-son.
They rest-ed on the roc-ky shore, where Rea-son spoke in
words of con-vin-cing mild-ness to the won-der-ing and bar-
ba-rous gi-ant Strength.
As they sat con-vers-ing, an ea-gle flew from the o-ver-
hang-ing cliff. The wild ten-ant of the rocks scream-ed
a-loud, in swoop-ing cir-cles, as it be-held the mon-ster and
his guide. Rea-son un-slung the cross-bow from his should-er,
and bade the gi-ant ob-serve him. As the ea-gle, with threat-
en-ing eye, wheel-ed far a-bove his head, the twang of his
bow-string was heard, and the fa-tal bolt sped up-on its er-
rand, and trans-fix-ed the mon-arch in mid-air. A few
feath-ers float-ed a-way, and the wild bird's bo-dy fell, with
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Where would have been the use of Strength there,
un-less Rea-son had fa-shi-on-ed the bolt?
,They.pro ceed-ed on un-til they came up-on a ma-jes-tic
el-e-phant, feed-ing in the deep jun-gle of the wood; and
Strength was as-ton-ish-ed to see Rea-son com-mtnce form-
ing a pit-fall, and care-ful-ly co-ver it with boughs torn from
the sur-round-ing trees. When he had com-plete-ly dis-
guis-ed his trap, he show-ed him-self to the e-le-phant, who
rush-ed upon him with wild, trum-pet-like yell; but he had
not pro-ceed-ed many paces be-fore he fell, with a dread-ful
crash, in-to the trap, and was at the mer-cy of his pu-ny
con-quer-or.
Rea-son guid-ed Strength for-ward in-to the heart of the
land. He per-suad-ed Strength to lift mas-sive stones, and
pile them, un-der his di-rec-ti-on, one up-on the o-ther; un-til
Strength be-held, with won-der, that, by at-tend-ing to Rea-
son and cul-ti-vat-ing his good will, he had rear-ed a pa-lace.
"Now," said Rea-son, "we must build, in these wilds,
small-er struc-tures, that will be the pa-la-ces of the poor;
for with-out them the pa-lace of the no-ble would be as nought.
The care for the poor is the du-ty of the rich; and the love of
the ma-ny is the se-cu-ri-ty and strength of the strong.
Join-ed in a-mi-ty with Rea-son, Strength e-ve-ry day
pro-ceed-ed in his good works, and soon be-gan to dis-co-ver
the va-lue of his les-sons, and his own po-si-tive use-less-ness
with-out his aid and ad-vice.
One day they e-merg-ed from a dark ra-vine in the moun-
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with won-der, that the green-sward was bur-den-ed with the
heap-ed bo-dies of the slain. He start-ed at the sight of the
car-ri-on birds feast-ing on the bo-dies of the war-ri-ors
ly-ing help-less in their glo-ry.
"What is this, Rea-son?" ex-claim-ed he.
This," re-pli-ed Rea-son, "is caus-ed by my ab-sence:
had I been in the midst it could not have ta-ken place. It is
the quar-rel of the great, where-in the lit-tle suf-fer. It is
the ap-peal of the un-just to wrong the right. De-so-la-tion
and mi-se-rydis-guise them-selves in rich pa-no-ply, and strike,
with the edge of the sword, men, wo-men, and chil-dren; and
it is call-ed glo-ry: it is a de-lu-sion, hand-ed down by bar-
ba-ri-ans, known by the name of war."
"Why do you not show them the fol-ly of this?" said
Strength.
I must bide my time," re-pli-ed Rea-son; "the world is
not yet pre-par-ed to lis-ten to me, or be-lieve in my doc-trines.
I shall yet tri-umph; and the day is not a-far off when such
scenes as we now look up-on with a shud-der will be re-mem-
ber-ed on-ly, by hu-ma-ni-ty, as things of the dark a-ges."
The stars of night pal-ed in-to in-dis-tinct-ness, as the
ro-sy tint of the morn-ing tin-ged the few clouds that lin-
ger-ed in the sky with the bright li-ve-ry of day.
The soft twit-ter of the birds, as they flew from branch
to branch, was the first to-ken of a-wak-en-ing na-ture: soon
the am-bi-ti-ous lark wend-ed his way in-to the bright e-ther
of the skies, trill-ing with lus-ty notes his sweet an-them as
a wel-come to the morn-ing.









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The sheep-bell sound-ed sooth-ing-ly from the dis-tance,
as the ea-ger flocks, freed by the hind, sought the soft herb-
age of the bree-zy downs, and the blue va-pour-y smoke rose
from a-midst the tall trees, show-ing that in-dus-try was
pre-par-ing for a new day.
Strength look-ed down, with in-ter-est, up-on the tran-quil
face of na-ture, so sooth-ing in its calm and pla-cid fea-tures,
that he was charm-ed in-to si-lence by the ma-gic of its
peace-ful in-flu-ence.
At length Rea-son broke the si-lence of his re-ve-rie.
"No won-der," said he, "that you look with plea-sure,
al-most com-plete hap-pi-ness, up-on a scene so dif-fer-ent
from the last ter-ri-ble and a-go-nis-ing one; for here you see
the re-sult of strength well di-rect-ed; where the earth is not
cum-ber-ed with the slain, but co-ver-ed with a gold-en har-
vest, for the good and sus-te-nance of man, and from which
the real glo-ry is reap-ed; where man's hand is not a-gainst
his fel-low, but on-ly rais-ed to as-sist him with his bur-den.
In-dus-try claims her right from her la-bour of love, and her
right-ful share in the boun-ties of na-ture. Peace grants it
her, be-cause it is just: were it un-just, she must ap-peal to
war, when the har-vest would be blood-shed, ra-pine, and
de-struc-tion. You per-ceive that I have been here, and here
are my chil-dren; and my re-wards, co-ver-ing the fields with
gold, are a-round and a-bout you."
He con-clud-ed, and they pro-ceed-ed on their way.
He led Strength down the sheep-paths that twi-ned their







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way o-ver the downs, in-to the midst of the fields that look-ed
so beau-ti-ful in the dis-tance.
Here he show-ed him the reap-ers ga-ther-ing, with mer-ry
song, the gold-en grain, which fell be-fore their glis-ten-ing
sic-kles in rich a-bun-dance. He point-ed out the sleep-ing
in-fant in the sha-dow of an o-ver-hang-ing oak, watch-ed by
the reap-er's faith-ful dog; em-blem of peace and se-cu-ri-ty.
Next came the pon-der-ous stacks of grain, like tow-ers
of strength, sur-round-ing the dwell-ing of the farm-er;
whilst he might be seen a-midst his low-ing herds, chat-ting
with the white-hair-ed cow-herd, who lis-ten-ed with pride to
the well-de-serv-ed praise of his mas-ter at the pro-mis-ing
ap-pear-ance of his stock. All a-round breath-ed of peace
and pros-pe-ri-ty.
"You see I have been here," said Rea-son.
Strength fol-low-ed, like an o-be-di-ent child, the foot-
steps and com-mands of Rea-son: he felt that, with such a
guide, a world of use-ful-ness and glo-ry lay be-fore him.
He look-ed, with won-der and af-fec-tion, up-on the be-ing
who had re-mov-ed the scales from his eyes, and taught him
to gaze up-on the light, which had found its way in-to the
deep-est re-cess-es of his heart, and put to flight the e-vil
pas-si-ons that had, hi-ther-to, held pos-ses-sion of its.dark
so-li-tudes.
A-gain they ap-proach-ed the bold cliffs that stood like
war-ri-ors, in bat-tle ar-ray, a-gainst the e-ver-war-ringwa-ters
of the o-ce-an. In a few strides they stood up-on the bree-zy
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they saw in-nu-me-ra-ble ves-sels, crowd-ing in-to a har-bour,
point-ed out by a bea-con light, which, in dark-ness and storms,
guid-ed the wave-toss-ed ma-ri-ner to moor-ings of safe-ty.
Be-hold!" ex-claim-ed Rea-son, as he point-ed to their
ma-ny and par-ty-co-lour-ed en-signs, you see be-fore you
the flags of ma-ny na-ti-ons com-ing, in safe-ty and con-fi-
dence, in-to the same har-bour; their on-ly ri-val-ry the pure
am-bi-ti-on of in-dus-try. Yes, thank hea-ven! I breathe my
spi-rit in-to the bo-soms of the chil-dren of earth, and, like
you, they be-gin to dis-co-ver the in-fa-tu-a-ti-on which has
so long blind-ed na-ti-ons to the true use and mean-ing of
strength. In-dus-try is found to be the true war-ri-or, who
reaps the great-est glo-ry from his fields, that yield the food
for thou-sands of his fel-low-crea-tures."
Strength plac-ed his migh-ty hand in-to the grasp of
Rea-son, as a pro-mise of e-ter-nal bro-ther-hood; and they
walk-ed down in-to the midst of the peo-ple.


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