Depew said in his commemorative oration, on the Statue
of Liberty, October 29, 1886: " We dedicate this statue to
the fellowship of nations and the peace of the world. The
spirit of liberty embraces all races in common brotherhood.
It voices in all languages the same needs and aspirations.
The full power of its expansion and progressive influence
cannot be reached until war ceases, armies are disbanded
and international disputes are settled by lawful tribunals
and the principles of justice."
Therefore, fellow-citizens, seeing that we were one in
creation, and are still one in existence, let us bow in humble
submission to Almighty God, and say, yea Lord, thou
'' hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell upon
all the face of the earth," and extinguish the burning flames
of prejudice that have been scorching our bosoms and
damning our souls, and arise, shake hands in union, join
hearts in love and fellowship, and work manfully to one
common end, namely, the good of our country.
Then will the glad sound be heard
All over the land,
From pole to pole!
The lion and the lamb together lie;
And all are led by a little child's hand.
" Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, if there be any praise,
think on these things."