Baudoyer, Isidore The Middle Classes
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Our Soldiers and Lowest Classes
of Workmen are Triangles with two equal sides, each about eleven inches long, and a base or third side so short (often not exceeding half an inch) that they form at their vertices a very sharp and formidable angle.
Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes
of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes
, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
Faith, like power, ought always to descend from the heights above us, in heaven or on earth; and certainly in our times the upper classes
have less faith in them than the mass of the people, who have God's promise of heaven hereafter as a reward for evils patiently endured.
Not only have many fresh-water species, belonging to quite different classes
, an enormous range, but allied species prevail in a remarkable manner throughout the world.
I have had no opportunity to find out any thing about the upper classes
by my own observation, but from what I hear said about them I judge that what they lack in one or two of the bad traits the canaille have, they make up in one or two others that are worse.
By this time all the Queen's scholars had gravitated into their own places in the ranks and the various classes
had assumed distinct and settled shadings of individuality.
Will not the guardians be the smallest of all the classes
who receive a name from the profession of some kind of knowledge?
Then, suddenly, everything seemed to fall into focus -- Redmond, professors, classes
, students, studies, social doings.
A landed interest, a manufacturing interest, a mercantile interest, a moneyed interest, with many lesser interests, grow up of necessity in civilized nations, and divide them into different classes
, actuated by different sentiments and views.
By listening to the women as they talked and by chance remarks from which he could deduce much that was left unsaid, Philip learned how little there was in common between the poor and the classes