March 27, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Joseph Read

Laurier Liberal


Well, I withdraw that remark. -notwithstanding the nature of the jury, I am perfectly satisfied that in his own mind Sir Charles Fitzpatrick stands acquitted, as stainless -$s a star. Now, to give you my own attitude I shall paraphrase a few words from that grand old moral philosopher, Robbie Burns:
Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us;
He knows each chord, its various tone,
Each spring its various bias.
Then at the balance let's he mute.
We never can adjust it;
What's done we partly can compute But know not what's resisted.
Then, gently scan your brother man,
Still gentler Charles Fitzpatrick:
Tho' he has gang a kennin'wrang His company's full of bad tricks.

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