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R. LENEX AND TILEEN FOUNDATIONS. 1962

COPYRIGHT, 1902.

By PETER ECKLER.

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London.

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ITH no intent to destroy what may be worthy, or to unnecessarily offend, this volume is dedicated to the aggressively progressive of this world, in the hope that it may prove useful as ammunition for their combat with defiant conventionality and obstinate conservatism. Those perhaps disposed to question such encouragement of violence, must remember that Force is often the best persuader. Forts are not blown up with sachetpowder, nor bullets fashioned from chocolate creams. The barriers which restrain human liberties are only vulnerable to vigour. Each thought or word that prompts the activity which assails, may own its share in the final victory, and none should hold back contribution for fear of its proportionate insignificance. Take this offering, therefore, for what it may be worth--for its good wishes, if nothing more-and let the good fight go on!

HOEVER

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hesitates to utter that which he

thinks the highest truth, lest it should be too much in advance of the time, may reassure himself by looking at his acts from an impersonal point of view. Let him duly realize the fact that opinion is the agency through which character adapts external arrangements to itself that his opinion rightly forms part of this agency is a unit of force, constituting, with other such units, the general power which works out social changes, and he will perceive that he may properly give full utterance to his innermost conviction, leaving it to produce what effect it may.'

HERBERT SPENCER.

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