A History of the Ancient Working People, Volume 1

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Press of the Craftsman, 1889 - Communism - 716 pages
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Page 466 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Page 493 - Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths : but I say unto you, swear not at all...
Page 105 - Cryptia, as they called it, or ambuscade, if that was really one of this lawgiver's institutions, as Aristotle says it was, which gave Plato so bad an impression both of Lycurgus and his laws. The governors of the youth ordered the shrewdest of them from time to time to disperse themselves in the country, provided only with daggers and some necessary provisions. In the daytime they hid themselves, and rested in the most private places they could find; but at night they sallied out into the roads,...
Page 363 - ... present day. The family and the state, religion and art, received in Italy and in Greece respectively a development so peculiar and so thoroughly national, that the common basis, on which in these respects also the two peoples rested, has been so overgrown as to be almost concealed from our view. That Hellenic character, which sacrificed the whole to its individual elements, the nation to the single state, and the single state to the citizen ; whose ideal of life was the beautiful and the good,...
Page viii - The great strikes and uprisings of the working people of the ancient world are almost unknown to the living age. It matters little how accounts of five immense strike-wars, involving destruction of property and mutual slaughter of millions of people have been suppressed, or have otherwise failed to reach us ; — the fact remains that people are absolutely ignorant of those great events.
Page 357 - Si quis autem in obprobrium alter alterius dixerit aut tumuituatus fuerit, ei multa esto HS XII n. Si quis quinquennali inter epulas obprobrium aut quid contumeliose dixerit, ei multa esto HSXX n.
Page 468 - The maiden was clothed in a robe of flamecoloured silk, and about her neck was a collar of ruddy gold in which were precious emeralds and rubies. Her head was of brighter gold than the flower of the broom, her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood-anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
Page 49 - The extreme lowliness of the laboring man's condition at that remote period can easily be imaigined when we consider that all the children of the aristocratic household, except the oldest son, born of the real wife and legal mother, were totally unrecognized by law — all except this heir were originally slaves. In fact, this was the origin of slavery.
Page 122 - slave labor may become obsolete," and Rodbertus, in our time, that society will outgrow the wage system, or competitive slavery. Two theorems are set down: 1st, "that the greater the organization of the working classes for mutual protection and resistance the higher the standard of enlightenment in the communities they inhabit.
Page 352 - ... that higher liberty with which Christ maketh his children free. In every quarter we were assured that the day was like a Sabbath. Work had ceased ; the hum of business was still ; and noise and tumult were unheard in the streets. Tranquillity pervaded the towns and country. A Sabbath indeed ! when the wicked ceased from troubling, and the weary were at rest...

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