'Light and shade', a sequel to 'The bitter cry of outcast London' [by A. Mearns].

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Page 108 - And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are playing with the shadows, The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are weeping bitterly ! 10 They are weeping in the playtime of the others, In the country of the free.
Page 2 - While we have been building our churches and solacing ourselves with our religion and dreaming that the millennium was coming, the poor have been growing poorer, the wretched more miserable and the immoral more corrupt.
Page 139 - In a community regulated by laws of demand and supply, but protected from open violence," he says, "the persons who become rich are, generally speaking, industrious, resolute, proud, covetous, prompt, methodical, sensible, unimaginative, insensitive, and ignorant. The persons who remain poor are the entirely foolish, the entirely wise, the idle, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the dull, the imaginative, the sensitive, the well-informed, the improvident, the irregularly and impulsively wicked,...
Page 2 - So far from making the most of our facts for the purpose of appealing to emotion, we have been compelled to tone down everything, and wholly to omit what most needs to be known, or the ears and eyes of our readers would have been insufferably outraged.
Page 3 - The child-misery that one beholds is the most heart-rending and appalling element in these discoveries ; and of this not the least is the misery inherited from the vice of drunken and dissolute parents, and manifest in the stunted, misshapen, and often loathsome objects that we constantly meet in these localities. From the beginning of their lives they are utterly neglected ; their bodies and rags are alive with vermin ; they are subjected to the most cruel treatment ; many of them have never seen...
Page 73 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
Page 90 - Now, then, for all this, I have but one answer. I cannot believe it. In the deepest meaning of the truth and the life, this assertion that all is vanity is utterly untrue. It is no matter to me that the man who wrote it is sometimes called " the wisest man ; " that he was in deadly earnest about it...
Page 2 - Church of Christ. We must face the facts, and these compel the conviction that this terrible flood of sin and misery is gaining upon us. It is rising every day.
Page 90 - I was a hungered, and ye gave me no meat ; a stranger, and ye took me not in.
Page 3 - The Bitter Cry of Outcast London," the Union made known to the public some of the facts thus brought to light. That "Bitter Cry" ran through the length and breadth of the land.

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