Friday, May 24, 2019


The Everlasting Right of Man

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Past and Present, Book I, Chapter 3 (Manchester Insurrection):
'A fair day's-wages for a fair day's-work': it is as just a demand as Governed men ever made of Governing. It is the everlasting right of man. Indisputable as Gospels, as arithmetical multiplication-tables: it must and will have itself fulfilled;—and yet, in these times of ours, with what enormous difficulty, next-door to impossibility!

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