Six Essays

Six Essays

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... remain subservient to a pernicious class of middlemen; and probably in Parliament we soon shall find some representative of labour making the demand that public works shall all be planned and built by workmen who have made cooperative stores their study and example. And who could then deny them? None can say that only ' gentlemen' can make a plan or fabricate designs. These hard reckonings with the future, a result of long and careful observation of the past, have not been given as a prophecy, but are submitted as a friendly warning to the young and inexperienced hopefuls whom we wish to save from lifelong disappointment and the evil chances of a treacherous career. They should despise the counterfeit gentility that makes two-thirds of men and women, in their social customs, idiots or slaves, and be prepared to work in any state of life to which they may be called. Each man and woman, up to the highest rank, should, like the old Hebrews and our medieval kings, be well instructed in a handicraft; and then, when tribulation comes and the profession fails, onr quondam students need not be completely overwhelmed, nor find themselves perplexed and tortured by the constant, sad soliloquy, ' I cannot work; to beg I am ashamed.' UNWIN BROTHERS, PRINTERS, CHILWORTH AND LONDON. OF ENGLISH ARCHITECTURE. BY JOHN T. EMMETT. Beprinted from THE BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, APRIL, 1881. bonbon: HODDEE AND STOUGHTON, 27, PATEENOSTEE EOW. J/f/E' n our ignorance, talk of education and of spreading education. What is the education of the people--to read and ivrite? Stupidity. It is the directing and educating their minds to great virtues and great things. Our education nolo turns on one subject, making money; our politics on one subject, making money--that is, buying...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654952X
  • 9781236549525