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The Philippines A Century Hence

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Author: José Rizal
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,873 / 57 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.2
LoC Category: DU
Downloads: 1,458
Added to site: 2011.12.14
mnybks.net#: 31093
Genre: History

An article originally published in 1889.

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ched its climax with the insults, and the lethargic spirit woke to life. His sensitiveness, the chief trait of the native, was touched, and while he had had the forbearance to suffer and die under a foreign flag, he had it not when they whom he served repaid his sacrifices with insults and jests. Then he began to study himself and to realize his misfortune. Those who had not expected this result, like all despotic masters, regarded as a wrong every complaint, every protest, and punished it with death, endeavoring thus to stifle every cry of sorrow with blood, and they made mistake after mistake.

The spirit of the people was not thereby cowed, and even though it had been awakened in only a few hearts, its flame nevertheless was surely and consumingly propagated, thanks to abuses and the stupid endeavors of certain classes to stifle noble and generous sentiments. Thus when a flame catches a garment, fear and confusion propagate it more and more, and each shake, each blow, is a blast from the bellows to f

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