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From Stereograph, Copyright 1907, by Underwood & Underwood, New York.

Theodore Roosacly

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PEACE

Were half the power that fills the world with terror, and courts,

Were half the wealth bestowed on camps Given to redeem the human mind from error There were no need of arsenals and forts.

And

The warrior's name would be a name abhorred!
every nation that should lift again
Its hand against a brother, on its forehead
Would wear forevermore the curse of Cain.

Down the dark future, through long generations,
The echoing sounds grow fainter and then cease:
And like a bell, with solemn sweet vibrations,

I hear once more the voice of Christ say, "Peace!"

Peace! and no longer from its brazen portals

The blast of war's great organ shakes the skies! But, beautiful as songs of the immortals,

The holy melodies of love arise.

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