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REEVE AS OPPOSED TO PLUCK.

* Nerve b » quality which li possessed by law men In Ito highest degree. Nerve is altogether different to that quality known 'm pluck. Therefore, a Brave man may be, and. indeed, often li, very nervous. Pluck, mi "Wbjte MeWUle" remarki, Mia a man Into a difficulty, nerve gets Mm out of Ik* Take a battle, for instance. A nervous man would be nervous before the action began, but, when fighting wii at Iti height, he would, In all probability, be the coolest, and hit bravery would •how oongpicuously. A man who hid no nerves would not mind In the lent the uospeoae whioh preceded the opening of the action. A nerrom mm miy poiieii a good quality— moral eonrage— because, ; •Itbosgh he fi nervous, he Ii brave and eapftble of doing a herdlo action, mob as aaving the wounded nnder a heavy fire. £ jitory fa told of Waterloo which lllustrateft thli. Wellington tent two aldes-de-eaaip to eariy orders aerois a portion of. the field traferwd by heavy fire. Many bad beeeaaot only to be shot down. Tbe viie, observing hti companions lips twlteb, •iked him ft h« fras afraid. " No, I'm «oV replied tbe other, " bnt Vm oonfotaaedly nervooa." hearing this BO 1 Mtaned to the Poke, and reportad the other at being afraid. "Go at onoe," replied the Iron Puke ; " you'll find him there before yon ." And to It was. The nervous man was already half-way through the storm of lead that ■wept the plateau. 80 It Is In the oommon things of life ; nervous men will lomejttmes do things that men without nerves woold not dare, This seems ptradoxtoil, few* hlt true. Take a man who Is brave emfl free from any tremor of the nerves ; pat Me* In a position of danger where no one can «cc him, and he will retire. The aervous man, also alone, having tbe higher quality— moral courage — would remain and fight tbe danger ; became, If he went away, his nerves would torment him and eatl him a coward. One cannot persnade the nervous but brave man to acoapt tbe faying* "He who fights and runs -away, tfvtf to fight another day." It's no me, tiKEUS; if he ran away from danger, be would be miserable, as the story-booka •ay, at at aft«*wa*dr One more instaaoe, and I have iaam. A well-known oomraandetof cava'rfy<*aj»ved,iß he«iounted his horse on the magta* of » »*ttlP, that hlsiEusei twitohed m&ipfaM- , "Ah I he aali, " you i*~r*™ > on onl y knew wbareyoa w »tepolDg, yoo would shake a

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REEVE AS OPPOSED TO PLUCK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2046, 25 January 1889

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REEVE AS OPPOSED TO PLUCK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2046, 25 January 1889

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