The Most Bitter Foe of Nations, and the Way to Its Permanent Overthrow (Google eBook)

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T. H. Pease, 1866 - Aristocracy (Political science) - 36 pages
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Page 35 - NY 1 866. 8vo. pp. 28. * f Among the grievances put forth by the nobles at the States General of 1614, one was that the wives of the common people wore too good clothing; another was that an orator of the third estate had dared call the nobles their brothers. Sir James Stephens's Lectures.
Page 34 - Nations have forgotten thai vigorous fighting to gain liberty must be followed by sound planning to secure it. What is this sound planning? Is it superiority in duplicity ! Not at all ; it is the only planning which insists on frank dealing. Is it based on cupidity ? Not at all ; it is based on Right. Is it centered in Revenge? Not at all ; its centre JB Mercy and its circumference is Justice.
Page 34 - ... descendants of European serfs and peasantry. I defy you to find any body of men more degraded and stupid than our ancestors. Do you boast Anglo-Saxon ancestry ?—look at Charles Kingsley's picture in Hereward of the great banquet, the apotheosis of wolfishness and piggishness; or...
Page 34 - Ion thus to be lifted—that there are some races too weak to be thus wrought into a barrier against aristocracy. I deny it For history denies it. The race is not yet discovered in which the average man is not better and safer with rights than without them. Think you that your ancestors were so much better than other subject classes? Look in any town directory. The names show an...
Page 34 - The names show an overwhelmning majority of us descendants of European serfs and peasantry. I defy you to find any body of men more degraded and stupid than our ancestors. Do you boast Anglo-Saxon ancestry ?—look at Charles Kingsley's picture in Hereward of the great banquet, the apotheosis of wolfishness and...
Page 35 - Do'you boast German ancestry ?—look at Luther's letters and see how the unutterable stupidity of your ancestors vexed him. Yet from these progenitors of yours, kept besotted and degraded through centuries by oppression, have, by comparatively...

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