The Claims of Labour

an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,244 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.8
LoC Category: HB
Downloads: 286
Added to site: 2009.10.13
mnybks.net#: 25542
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

to which is added,an essay on the means of improving the healthand increasing the comfort of thelabouring classes.

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m of children ignorant who Jesus Christ was; or of others who know no more of the Lord's Prayer than the first words, "Our Father:" and whose nightly prayers begin and end with those two words? Shall I tell them of great towns in which one half at least of the juvenile population is growing up without education of any kind whatever? Shall I show that working people are often permitted to pass their labour time, the half of their lives, in mines, workshops, and manufactories, where an atmosphere of a deleterious kind prevails: and this, too, not from any invincible evil in the nature of the employment, but from a careless or penurious neglect on the part of their employers? Shall I go into a lengthened description of the habitations of the poor which will show that they are often worse housed than beasts of burden? Or need I depict at large the dark stream of profligacy which overflows and burns into those parts of the land where such Want and Ignorance prevail?

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