Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

The Conquering Hero

The Whigs retire, and Salisbury comes forth,
A fitting champion in a cause so just ;
He hears his country's call : he feels the worth
Of such deep confidence, such sacred trust.

It chose him after long and anxious thought ;
It chose him clearly, with united voice ;
It chose him in the hour of need—in short
It chose him when it had no other choice.

H. S. S.
Justice, June 27, 1885 - No. 76