Alfred Krupp: a Sketch of His Life and Work: After the German of Victor Niemeyer

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Page 13 - Fifty years ago this laborer's cot was the refuge of my parents. May no workman of ours ever experience the sorrow that then enshrouded us! For twenty-five years, the issue was in doubt, an issue which has since then by degrees, so astonishingly rewarded the privations, the struggles, the confidence and the perseverance of the past. May this example stimulate others in distress, may it increase the respect for small domiciles and the sympathy for the greater cares that often dwell therein. 'The goal...
Page 11 - Working hard, often all night long, my food being for the most part potatoes, coffee, bread and butter, but no meat, I felt all the responsibility of a harassed father of a family. For twenty-five years I persevered, until at last, under gradually improving circumstances, I conquered a decent living. My most vivid impression of the distant past is the recollection of the long-continued, ever-threatening...
Page 7 - has been carefully examined by the Bureau of Manufactures and Commerce at Berlin and has been found, in adaptability and intrinsic excellence, fully equal to the best English steel, in some respects, even preferable.
Page 26 - Cannon King" was tacitly counted among the European courts. A motley picture of international...
Page 31 - Krupp guns; even when wandering in Africa, sailing up the Nile, or in Asia, among the almond-eyed subjects of the Flowery Kingdom, Krupp guns bear grim witness to the progress...
Page 13 - The goal of labor should be the common good—for then labor brings blessing, for then to labor is to pray!' May each one of us, from the highest to the lowest, with like conviction, strive to found and to secure his fortune, gratefully, modestly. Thus would my highest wish be fulfilled.

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