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Distrust Between Rich and Poor – June 1917

Among the general public there are ominous signs that the present abnormal conditions are creating poisonous distrust between rich and poor. We hear its echoes in the House of Commons and in the daily press. Everybody who is in an … Continue reading

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“Some of the Grandest Stoof” – Friday October 1908

Warm, foggy mornings that tempt the stacks to reek. The farmers are all saying that if they had expected a tack of fine weather, they would have left their corn out in the fields last week. One says that he … Continue reading

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Ony Word O’Man? – Septeber 1909

One of the most primitive forms of the joke is teasing — a little innocent fun at the expense of another. The small boy discovers it by instinct and thoroughly enjoys himself in making his little sister cry. In later … Continue reading

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Hurricane Wind and Rain – Friday September 1901

Through the trees we can see the river rushing furiously brown. This is the day of an agricultural show, a gathering famous in the neighbourhood, partly because it is held in a beautiful mountain village. As there can be no … Continue reading

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Old Cars and Ugly Farmers – August 1924

One day I had the pleasure of looking round a rural auction mart that may not be characteristic of Sussex as it seemed unique in its way. It was held in a small rectangular piece of ground at a forked … Continue reading

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Burns – Worst Farmer – May 1896

Burns stands in the peculiar relation to the class from which he sprang in that he is at once its crowning glory and its deepest shame; for while he sang of the peasant’s life so that half of the world … Continue reading

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No False Notions with Daughters – May 1895

The daughter has not always been a treasured possession of the family. There are nations yet where she is an unwelcome intruder who must endure through her young life, the ignominy of her birth. But picture our savage forefathers triumphant … Continue reading

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