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Robert Southey: Preparing the way for peace; militarism versus Christianity

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

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Robert Southey
From Life of Bayard (1825)

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Did indeed the Christian spirit take possession of us with half as much force as the military spirit, war itself would be at an end, and the diseases of society would have their sure and only effectual remedy.

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Would to God there were peace between your master and mine, that we might have some interviews, for I have loved you for your prowess all my life. The Spaniard was then introduced to Nemours, and those courtesies were exchanged, which even in the heat of war excite a wish for peace, and insensibly prepare a way for it.

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