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THE

LOST
Lost CAUSE REGAINED.

BY EDWARD A. PO LLARD

Author of " THE LOST CAUSE,c.

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NEW YORK :
G. W. CARLETON & Co., Publishers.

London : S. Low, Son & Co.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

G. W. CARLETON & CO.
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District

of New York,

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“Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm

And fragile arms, much instrument of war,
Long in preparing, soon to nothing brought
Before mine eyes thou hast set; and in my ear
Vented much policy, and projects deep
Of enemies, of aids, battles and leagues,
Plausible to the world, to me worth naught,
Means I must use, thou say'st, prediction else
Will unpredict and fail me of the throne:
My time I told thee (and that time for thee
Were better farthest off) is not yet come;
When that comes, think not thou to find me slack
On my part aught endeavouring, or to need
Thy politic maxims, or that cumbersome
Luggage of war there shown me, argument
Of human weakness rather than of strength

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More humane, more heavenly first
By winning words to conquer willing hearts,
And make persuasion do the work of fear.
At least to try and teach the erring soul
Not wilfully misdoing, but unware,
Misled; the stubborn only to subdue.”

Milton's Paradise Regained."

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