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Page vii - Two men I honor, and no third. First, the toil-worn Craftsman that with earth-made Implement laboriously conquers the Earth, and makes her man's. Venerable to me is the hard Hand ; crooked, coarse ; wherein notwithstanding lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the Scepter of this Planet. Venerable too is the rugged face, all weather-tanned, besoiled, with its rude intelligence ; for it is the face of a Man living manlike.
Page 36 - This we learned from famous men, Knowing not its uses, When they showed, in daily work, Man must finish off his work — Right or wrong, his daily work — And without excuses.
Page 53 - Such, sir, has in every age been the reasoning of bigots. They never fail to plead in justification of persecution the vices which persecution has engendered. England has been to the Jews less than half a country, and we revile them because they do not feel for England more than a half patriotism. We treat them as slaves, and wonder that they do not regard us as brethren. We drive them to mean occupations, and then reproach them for not embracing honorable professions.
Page 245 - The common problem, yours, mine, every one's, Is — not to fancy what were fair in life Provided it could be, — but, finding first What may be, then find how to make it fair Up to our means: a very different thing!
Page vii - Two men," says a quaint writer, " two men I honour, and no third. First, the toil-worn craftsman, that with earth-made implement laboriously conquers the earth, and makes her man's. Venerable to me is the hard hand; crooked, coarse; wherein, notwithstanding, lies a cunning virtue, indefeasibly royal, as of the sceptre of this planet. Venerable, too, is the rugged face, all weather-tanned, besoiled with its rude intelligence ; for it is the face of a man, living man-like.
Page vii - like thy soul, was not to know freedom. Yet toil on, toil on : ' thou art in thy duty, be out of it who may ; thou toilest for ' the altogether indispensable, for daily bread. 'A second man I honour, and still more highly : Him who ' is seen toiling for the spiritually indispensable ; not daily bread,
Page 201 - It is for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
Page 142 - Minister then replied that, if war arose between European Powers, there were no unpublished agreements which would restrict or hamper the freedom of the Government or of Parliament to decide whether or not Great Britain should participate in a war.
Page vii - If the poor and humble toil that we have Food, must not the high and glorious toil for him in return, that he have Light, have Guidance, Freedom, Immortality ? — These two, in all their degrees, I honor : all else is chaff and dust, which let the wind blow whither it listeth.