The Chartist Movement in Its Social and Economic Aspects, Band 1
Columbia University, 1916 - 243 Seiten
Examines the Chartist Movement in Britain during the early 1800's. Looks at issues such as the "six points" of Chartism, the Whig Rule, the New Poor Law, and the leaders and members of the movement.
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Seite 146 - Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Seite 75 - People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
Seite 35 - ... paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from 2 to 10 per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble; and he is then gathered to his fathers, — to be taxed no more.
Seite 59 - CHILD, is thy father dead ? , \ Father is gone ! Why did they tax his bread ? God's will be done ! Mother has sold her bed ; Better to die than wed ! Where shall she lay her head ? Home we have none ! Father clamm'd thrice a week, God's will be done ! Long for work did he seek, Work he found none.
Seite 232 - Capital brings no profit, and labor no remuneration. The home of the artificer is desolate, and the warehouse of the pawnbroker is full. The workhouse is crowded, and the manufactory is deserted.
Seite 232 - That we, your petitioners, dwell in a land whose merchants are noted for enterprise, whose manufacturers are very skillful, and whose workmen are proverbial for their industry. The land itself is goodly, the soil rich, and the temperature wholesome; it is abundantly furnished with the materials of commerce and trade; it has numerous and convenient harbours; in facility...
Seite 85 - Its appeal was to public opinion: its instrument argument and persuasion — 'to publish their views and sentiments in such form and manner as shall best serve to create a moral, reflecting, yet energetic public opinion; so as eventually to lead to a gradual improvement in the condition of the working classes, without violence or commotion'.
Seite 55 - England lay in sick discontent, writhing powerless on its fever-bed, dark, nigh desperate, in wastefulness, want, improvidence, and eating care, till like Hyperion down the eastern steeps, the Poor-Law Commissioners arose, and said, Let there be workhouses, and bread of affliction and water of affliction there ! It was a simple invention ; as all truly great inventions are. And see, in any quarter, instantly as the walls of the workhouse arise, misery and necessity fly away, out of sight,—out of...
Seite 234 - The legislative and constituent powers, for correction and for instruction, ought to be brought into frequent contact. Errors, which are comparatively light when susceptible of a speedy popular remedy, may produce the most disastrous effects when permitted to grow inveterate through years of compulsory endurance. To public safety as well as public confidence, frequent elections are essential.