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1836. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER FIRST. SUFFERINGS OF THE FIELD OF
BATTLE. The Work, upon which we now enter, divides itself into
Three parts, I, The evils and the remedies of War, II, Suggestions
on the Law of Nations, III, The consideration of the subject of a
Congress of Nations. In pursuance of this plan, we commence with an
examination of some of the evils of war. In respect to this almost
inexhaustible topic, we wish to premise to the reader, that we
shall attempt to give only a mere glimpse of it. So numerous are
the other topics, on which we shall find it proper and important to
touch in the course of this work, it will not be in our power, for
this reason among others, to delay upon any single one at much
length. Indeed if it were otherwise, if we had time enough and
space enough, we should probably find on making the experiment,
that a full and perfect exhibition of the evils of war is, from
their very intensity and the greatness of their number, wholly
beyond our power. And yet we cannot but hope, that the statements
which will be made, although necessarily brief, will leave such
impressions upon the mind of the reader, as will be favorable to
the great object we have in view, the promotion of universal peace.
In the first place, let us consider for a moment the objects, which
are presented to our notice on the field of battle. Let us place
ourselves on some conspicuous spot in the neighborhood of the place
of contest, where we may not only distinctly see what is going on,
but may be at liberty to indulge those reflections, which such a
scene and situation are calculated to inspire. The first thing,
that arrests our attention, is the sudden discovery of large masses
of men rapidly assembling together. And as we perceive, that they
bear the same image, and know that the...
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