THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY. (MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL.)
"I have not come to ask you for your cheers; I have come to ask you for a million men for the gallant Army of Sir John French--a million of the flower of our manhood, nothing but the best, every man a volunteer--a million men maintained in the field and equipped with everything that science can invent or money can buy."
LORD ROSEBERY. "Make no mistake, this is a fight to a finish. If we go under now, we go under for ever. I do not ask you to suggest to yourselves that you will go under for a moment, but if you are not going under, every man who is capable of defending his country is bound to step into the breach."
MR. BALFOUR. "I feel through every fibre of my being that at this great crisis of our history, not only is there every call upon the manhood of the nation, but we are all asked, whether old or young, rich or poor, to make sacrifices for the common cause. We are called to a task as great and noble and as intimately connected with the progress, prosperity, and the morality of mankind as any nation ever was in the whole long history of human effort."