Sir George Tressady, vol 2

Author: Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward)
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,523 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 284
mnybks.net#: 7252
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d so far brought about, both in and out of Parliament. Those who figured as the defenders of industries harassed beyond bearing by the Socialist meddlers spoke with more fire, with more semblance, at any rate, of putting their hearts into it than any men of their kind had been able to attain since the "giant" days of the first Factory debates. Those, on the other hand, who were urging the House to a yet sterner vigilance in protecting the worker--even the grown man--from his own helplessness and need, who believed that law spells freedom, and that the experience of half a century was wholly on their side--these friends of a strong cause were also at their best, on their mettle. Owing to the widespread flow of a great reaction, the fight had become a representative contest between two liberties--a true battle of ideas.

Yet George, sitting below the Gangway beside his leader, his eyes staring at the ceiling, and his hands in his pockets, listened to it all in much languor and revolt. He himself had made

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