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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 12

Counting the Cost

Counting the Cost.

The following facts are taken from an American journal. What a pity it is that timely heed is not given to such warnings—furnished ever by war—before the sword is drawn, and the wager of battle appealed to.

To moralise after such a fashion at the close of a war, instead of at its commencement, or rather before it has begun, is a good deal like "locking the stable door after the horse has been stolen."