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[ ૭૨ ] duced scale. Our political agitations are a perennial source of irritation. The agitation against the partition of Bengal is cordially detested as implying a perverse determination, on our part, not to accept what is regarded as an accomplished fact. I ask you—are you prepared to give up the Congress, to close your Conferences, to abandon political agitation and to accept the partition of Bengal and go down on your knees and invoke the blessing of Almighty Providence on your rulers for the boon which they have thrust upon you against your wishes and which, forsooth, you in your solly, are not able or are unwilling to appreciatel I fear, you are not prepared to do anything of the sort. I fear, it is too late in the day to discuss the question of pleasing or displeasing the authorities. We cannot hunt with the bounds, and run with the hare. We cannot serve both God and Mammon. For my part, as one going down the vale of years, I will say this, that I have made my choice—definite, clear and pronounced Have you made yours ? I ask you whether you have decided to serve God or Mammon ; whether you will consecrate yourselves to the service of your country or the furtherance of your personal self-aggrandisement P Let there go forth a