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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Good Times Intersperse with Bad

Good Times Intersperse with Bad.

Were this state of things always to be depended upon to last perpetually, there would be no need for this paper; no necessity for reform. But unfortunately, times of prosperity are interspersed with those of depression; good times and bad follow each other in cycles; and the brief periods of commercial activity are too often chased away by the more lasting ones of stagnation and trouble, just as the sunlight flits across the meadow and is followed by the gloom that the threatening thundercloud casts upon the once brilliant scene. And it is in these times of depression that men begin to ponder over the past; consider the present; and try and catch a glimpse of the future;