Liberty Poems; Inspired by the Crisis of 1898-1900
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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...he bought from France? When Jim Monroe paid his respex To them there European kings, Eequestin' them just not to vex Eepublics on this side, and things, He never thought this country'd go And grab an archypellygo. Abe Lincoln, he was always tellin' 'Bout people rulin' for the people; While he was even then compellin' Some people to respect some people. Abe was so full of common people's cares, He quite forgot to plan for millionaires. Now, Josh, you know our navy men Have gobbled up the Fillypeens, With folks, eight million, maybe ten; A mixeder lot you never seen. Why can't we boss them for their good? A handsome profit bein' understood! Suppose them fellers begs for freedom? They hain't been taught to think like us: They need our millionaires to lead 'em, Else they'll be overrun by trusts. Folks that want liberty and light Don't often get 'em 'less they fight. Didn't our civil-service man, The president of the commission, Lay out the very nicest plan To beat the schemin' politician? "Send them your wisest men," said he: Of course, he really meant, "Send me." Now Gineral Shatter has a plan To rule them simple-hearted creeters, And for a military man I think there's nothin' could be neater: Just kill five million, and thereafter What7 s left will love us, says our Shafter. Josh, kickin' ain't a bit of use: The mighty dollar runs this nation. You'll only have to stand abuse And be alone 'ginst all creation, If you keep talkin' 'bout what's right, And don't remember cash is might. Who does this talkin' 'bout what's right 1 Why, just some workin'men and cranks; And who's for takin' all in sight? Men who have money in the banks! Now, Josh, don't go repeatin' them there slanders 'Bout gover'ment contractors bein' all expanders!...
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- 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
- 28 Jun 2012
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- Illustrations, black and white