swept along the belt of civiliza t i o n six centuries before the
Christian era. It reached from Europe far eastward to the Celestial Empire. It crystallized i n t h e noble poetry and art of Greece; it glowed in the great Messianic visions of Isaiah; it turned that Wheel of the Law with which Gautama sought to
elevate the masses of
HHindost.an and it thrilled the dull heart of China through the voice of Confucius before it finally broke on the sliorcs of the Yellow Sea. Yet that great wave came and passed without fertilizing civilization so that it could bring forth the promised fruits of universal happiness.