A Hand-Book of Agriculture Volume 9

A Hand-Book of Agriculture Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...palsied touch of the hand of beggary, or be obliged to listen to the pleadings of the thin, white lips of poverty. We may never become millionaires, but the strength of this nation does not rest upon its millionaires, but upon its six million yoemanry, with their happy homes. Whatever builds up and strengthens the homes of this nation, builds up and strengthens the nation, and I believe that the more evenly the wealth of this country is distributed the better it is for all concerned. The Power of Money. Concentrated capital is subjugating everything. It has gagged the press; it has corrupted legislation; it has bought judges; even our great institutions of learning are not free from its contaminations. Its grip is upon the church. Go where you may you will find the people paralyzed with a sense of their own impotence. We know this from the oft-repeated expression heard. "You can never legislate against combined capital." What! a nation, who In her infancy laid the proud British lion prone at her feet, not now in the strength of her years able to cope with a few thousand millionaires? What idiocy! What blindness! This spectial phantom of our land, this devil-fish with its innumerable arms, which cut like a scalpel and sucks like a cupping-glass. This loathsome horror of vampire death lurks on every hand, to seize the earnings and destroy the life of the unfortunate who come within its grasp. It winds around its victim, covering and enveloping him in its slimy folds. It is a hideous picture of loathsome disease and clings closely to its prey. It is spider in shape, but chameleon In the rapid changes of its political hue. But yesterday it was Democratic, today ft is Republican, tomorrow it will grapple for the throat of the People's party, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664428X
  • 9781236644282