For my own part I liked Seymour Fitzgerald best; he came nearer to the true issue than any one else. As to the challenge, What is your own policy? It was too grossly absurd to be listened to. What would be said of the doctor who had' destroyed his patient's chance of recovery, saying to the newly-called-in physician, What is it that you advise? Let us see if you can save him?
This was all that the Ministry were able to say Don't talk Of our blunders, but tell us how will you cure the patient? N ow, I reply, give him to me, as he was given to you. Call me in at the first seizure -not at his agony - and I will answer you. First Of all, I would never have either ignored at first, or subsequently insulted, the public opinion of a great nation, even though that great nation was in a pas sion, and not talking the soundest good sense; secondly, I would never have suggested to a weak but proud people, that the price of any assistance to them must be certain concessions, which, when made, were left totally unrecognised and unrewarded; and.
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