The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, June 01, 1899, Image 15

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    it is wrong, then they must have commandments or laws to guide
them until they see the right. Thus a code of laws is developed
by every nation: but of all codes, the greatest is the Roman Law,
which is not only the corner-stone, but the whole foundation of
all modern laws. The Romans, noted for their sobriety of char
acter, their stability and endurance, their virility, disciplined
themselves until they arose to a supremacy in arms, and built the
city of Rome which ruled the world.
We would thus assign Courage to the Jews, Wisdom to the
Greeks, and Temperance to the Romans, but Justice we will keep
for a nation where all men are created free and equal. Justice
which necessitates the law,—law the guardian of our people; Jus
tice, the foundation of our government, the embodiment of our
institutions, the keynote of the voices of our people; 'tis this for
which our fathers fought and died; 'tis this we gained and ever
sought to hold; and holding this we stand before the world devoid
of fear since, " Justice rights all wrong." And when perhaps
our Nation shall lie crumbling in decay, still unharmed among
the ruins shall stand each just decree. Yea, a new chord shall
be added to the echo of the ages, the song of our Nation, the
joyful cry of Freedom.
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