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in its foul act, glowered there, with a gesture more eloquent cravenly awaiting retribution. than any words. And Dickie, with some of the An hour later, when, in so men, was missing.
far as in our power lay, we had I found him just in time. done what had to be done, He'd got the Hotchkiss guns Dickie spoke again with inplaced round the village. His describable bitterness. voice, when he answered me, " When Gandhi hears of this, was choked with sobs—harsh I suppose he'll publicly knock dry sobs, such as you hear only off another glass of milk!” on the battlefield or in close-up And I, thinking of that endressing-stations.
gaging little doctrinaire of in“Leave me alone, Major." fantile mentality who was playHe shook off my arm roughly. ing ducks and drakes with an “I don't care about the filthy Empire, could find no adequate newspapers, or the bolshies at reply. home. I don't care if they ... in saintliness of charhang me, I'm going to wipe out acter, in loftiness of idealism, the lot.”
in love, in perfect love of The fingers of the Mahomedan Humanity, Gandhi has only gunners, outraged to the deep- once been surpassed in ..." est and most sacred core of The sonorous periods of the their being by what they had preacher recalled me from my seen, trembled on the triggers. mist of memories. Reaching At certain times certain things for my hat, I glanced up at are difficult to explain.
Chatham. I fancied that the No, Dickie ; the law must marble features had set in still take its course.'
sterner lines. “ The law !
“And now to God the Father, ghastly laugh, and pointed to God the Son ..." the awful havoc around
I left the Abbey.
He gave &
MUSINGS WITHOUT METHOD.
THE LIBERAL PARTY-DEAD OR DYING-MATTHEW ARNOLD'S
THE Liberal Party is dead religion.” And let it be reor dying. We do not pretend membered that for the great to regret its demise.
middle-class Liberalism, Free a Party always of low ideals Trade meant not only free imand mean ambitions. Through- ports, but Free Trade in the out the nineteenth century it lives of women and young fought with unceasing bitter- children. If our competition ness for itself and its friends. with Germany made it necesIt had neither the courage sary that young children should nor the energy to support the work in the mines and factories Empire. To get rid of the for fourteen hours a day, the Colonies, if only that could have young children must not be been achieved, seemed to many interfered with. It seemed a bf its leaders the first duty of gross infringement upon per
Ministry. For the Liberals, sonal liberty that the Governabove all, government was not ment should protect the chilan art or a science : it was a dren' against the greed or the kind of religion. They formu- zeal of their parents and of ated their creeds, they formed their parents' employers. More
heir catchwords, and thought over, liberty was one of the t no part of their business to fetishes most devoutly worccommodate their creeds or shipped by the Liberals. So heir catchwords with reality. highly did they esteem “libAccording to Matthew Arnold erty” that they would, if they
-and there was never a saner could, have conferred upon all ritic of politics -- the great their followers the “liberty" niddle-class Liberalism had to be a nuisance to their neighor the cardinal points of its bours. It was a great day for belief the Reform Bill of 1832, Liberalism when the railings ind local self-government, in in Hyde Park were torn down politics ; in the social sphere, by a mob of reformers. The ree trade, unrestricted com- extreme supporter of Mr Bright, petition, and the making of mustered upon the right to do arge industrial fortunes; in
as one likes, followed Mr Beales he religious sphere, the Dissi- down the path of anarchy lence of Dissent and the Pro. with complete satisfaction, estantism of the Protestant “He sees the rich, the aristo