The Art of Public Speaking
The time for God's force has come again. Let the impassioned lips of American patriots once more take up the
"In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea. With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and
me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free. While God is marching on."
Others may hesitate, others may procrastinate, others may plead for further diplomatic negotiation, which
means delay; but for me, I am ready to act now, and for my action I am ready to answer to my conscience, my
country, and my God.
--JAMES MELLEN THURSTON.