Essays in Rebellion eBook

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[Footnote 13:  Autobiography, vol. ii. pp. 453, 454.]

[Footnote 14:  Addresses and Reprints, p. 432.]

[Footnote 15:  Speech before the American International Arbitration Society, January 1911.]

[Footnote 16:  See Mr. Hobson’s Imperialism and The Psychology of Jingoism; Norman Angell’s The Great Illusion.]

[Footnote 17:  “It is especially in the domain of war that we, the bearers of men’s bodies, who supply its most valuable munition, who, not amid the clamour and ardour of battle, but singly and alone, with a three-in-the-morning courage, shed our blood and face death that the battlefield may have its food—­a food more precious to us than our heart’s blood; it is we especially who, in the domain of war, have our word to say—­a word no man can say for us.  It is our intention to enter into the domain of war, and to labour there till, in the course of generations, we have extinguished it”—­Olive Schreiner’s Woman and Labour, p. 178.]

[Footnote 18:  Of course, other causes combined for the Barcelona outbreak—­hatred of the religious orders, chiefly economic, and the Catalonian hatred of Castile; but the refusal of reservists to embark for Melilla was the occasion and the main cause.]

[Footnote 19:  Quoted in J.A.  Hobson’s Psychology of Jingoism, p. 52.]

[Footnote 20:  Figures from an article by Mr. Leonard Willoughby in the Pall Mall Magazine for November 1910.]

[Footnote 21:  The Hero as Prophet, p. 65.]



From the early morning of Sunday, August 18, 1909, till evening came, the Square of St. Peter’s in Rome and the interior of the great basilica itself were thronged from end to end with worshippers and pilgrims.  The scene was brilliant with innumerable lamps, with the robes of many cardinals and the vestments of bishops, archbishops, and all the ranks of priesthood.  The ceremony of adding one more to the calendar of the Blessed was performed, a solemn “Te Deum” was sung in praise of God’s eternal greatness, and Pontifical Mass was celebrated, with all the splendour of ancient ritual and music of the grandest harmony.  In the afternoon Christ’s Vicar himself entered from his palace, attended by fifteen cardinals, seventy of the archbishops and bishops of France, with an equal number of their rank from elsewhere, and, amid the gleaming lights of scarlet and gold, of green and violet, of jewels and holy flames, he prostrated himself before the figure of the Blessed One, to whom effectual prayer might now be offered even by the Head of the Church militant here on earth.  Till late at night the vast cathedral was crowded with increasing multitudes assembled for the honour of one whom the Church which judges securely as the world, commanded them to revere.

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