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."