…nota bene…

… trade, which is the breath of modern nostrils, and of none so much as ours ­ trade, whereof the stoppage means the corresponding stoppage to nations of their only effectual means of communication with the outer world, and, to that extent, the stoppage of national life.

Sea Law and Sea Power, T.G. Bowles, 1910, p.5.

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