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Freedom, Truth and Beauty

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Author: Edward Doyle
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,072 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 381
Added to site: 2006.12.24
mnybks.net#: 15629
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

and disabuse it of false hope"--

"and urge it on
To the development of its own powers,
The culmination of its own ideals,
The star seed sown by God,--the only means
By which a tribe can thrive to its perfection."

To make this possible, civilization must be given a more human content. It is therefore necessary to awake human intelligence, "the godlike genius," to a realization of the fact--

"--that, on having brought
This world from out the chaos dark
Of waters and of woody wilderness,
And shaped it into hills of hope for man,
Must providence its beautiful creation
With altruistic love and tenderness;
So that all tribes of man, what'er their hue,
Have each a hill where it can touch the star
That it has followed with its mental growth."

Such a program is rendered imperative by the inexorability of the law of race, which nullifies any attempts to force assimilation:

"It is a foolish, futile thing
To try to shape society by co

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