THE WEALTHY OF THE LAND,
LADIES AS WELL AS GENTLEMEN,
CHARACTER, CONDUCT, SITUATION, AND PROSPECTS
THOSE WHOSE SOLE DEPENDENCE FOR SUBSISTENCE
IS ON THE LABOUR OF THEIR HANDS.
BY M. CAREY,
AUTHOR OF 'VINDICIÆ HIBERNICÆ,' 'THE OLIVE BRANCH,' 'ESSAYS ON POLITICAL
ECONOMY,' ETC. ETC.
"See them look o'er
"The labour past, and toils to come explore—
"See them alternate suns and show'rs engage,
"And hoard up aches and anguish for their age."
On turnpikes and canals "Their steps pursue,
"When their warm pores imbibe the evening dew:
"Then own, that labour may as fatal be,
"To these, thy slaves, as thine excess to thee." Crabbe.
* * * "Dejected widows with unheeded tears,
"And crippled age, with more than childish fears."Idem.
Isaiah iii. 15.
"We ought never to forget, that in alleviating the immediate sufferings of the poor [women] we are only palliating, not eradicating the evils of poverty. We must never forget that the LOW RATE OF WAGES IS THE ROOT OF THE MISCHIEF, and that unless we can succeed in raising the price of [their] labour, our utmost efforts will do little towards effectually bettering their condition. The distribution of alms, &c., may be useful in their way; but they do not reach the source of the evil."—Barton.
"The interests of the poorer classes of society are so interwoven with those of every part of the community, that there is no subject more deserving of general attention, nor any knowledge more entitled to the exalted name of science, than that, in which their well-being is concerned; than that, the tendency of which is to carry domestic comfort into the recesses of every habitation, and to add to the virtue and morality of a nation, by increasing its happiness. The noblest and most elevated employments of the human mind lose their importance, when placed in competition with researches on which the welfare and good conduct of millions may depend, and the result whereof may add as much to national prosperity as to individual happiness."
THIRD EDITION. IMPROVED.
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Aug. 15, 1833.
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