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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

The Civilization of to-day

The Civilization of to-day

—not by proxy of some of its members, but in a grand procession—every now and then to pass along the slums and into the dens of each abode of poverty in these islands; this done, that afterwards every outcast because of his poverty, with his wife and his children in their garments soiled by labor, or tattered for the want of its wages, there being nothing for them to do, should go in procession along your gayest thoroughfares and into your wealthiest churches that civilization might become better acquainted with the totality of its present outcome. This better acquaintance with the state of the case might lead to the aggregate of the people taking the management of their affairs out of the hands of the few into their own. Is it a hopeless task for these colonies, in the freshness of their youth and in the honesty of their purpose, to form a Government that shall emit such an amount of representative value as shall be