Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, theosophist and delegate to the Cortes of Spain, stood last week in a rostrum that has not been used for eight years.
"The magnificent and momentous hour has come," he cried, "when fate imposes upon Spaniards the duty of acting grandly."
Said Niceto Alcala Zamora, Provisional President of Spain:
"You Deputies are sculptors, hacking out of the solid rock the Constitution of a Free Country. Good luck and glory to you!
"We who have brought about the Republic and have suffered imprisonment now hand over the Republic...