The Millocrat, Volume 1

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J. Ollivier, 1841 - 79 halaman
 

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Halaman 13 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made ;w But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Halaman 9 - ... should ever know me. In truth, you have some reason to hold yourself indebted to me. From the lessons I have given you, you may collect a profitable instruction for your future life. They will either teach you so to regulate your conduct, as to be able to set the most malicious inquiries at defiance; or, if that be a lost hope, they will teach you prudence enough not to attract the public attention to a character, which will only pass without censure, when it passes without observation.
Halaman 10 - I could not bear to sit upon a chair without having pillows, and through that I left. I was strapped both on my own legs, and then I was put upon a man's back, and then strapped and buckled with two straps to an iron pillar, and flogged...
Halaman 9 - The straps are about a foot and a half long, and there is a stick at the end of some of them, and the end of the strap which they beat them with, is cut or slit into five or six thongs.
Halaman 10 - He gagged you?— Yes; and then he ordered me to run round a part of the machinery where he was overlooker, and he stood at one end, and every time I came there he struck me with a stick, which I believe was an ash plant, and which he generally carried in his hand, and sometimes he hit me, and sometimes he did not; and one of the men in the room came and begged me off, and that he...
Halaman 12 - Some are cripples from losing their limbs, many from standing too long. It first begins •with a pain in the ankle ; after that they will ask the overlooker to let them sit down ; but they must not.
Halaman 10 - ... and then he ordered me to run round a part of the machinery where he was overlooker, and he stood at one end, and every time I came there he struck me with a stick, which I believe was an ash plant, and which he generally carried in his hand, and sometimes he hit me, and sometimes he did not; and one of the men in the room came and begged me off, and that he let me go, and not beat me any more, and consequently he did.
Halaman 12 - ... in the cistern, and sends him to his work for the remainder of the day ; and that boy is to stand, dripping as he is, at his work ; he has no chance of drying himself. Such, at least, was the case when I was there.
Halaman 16 - I stood in Oxford Road, Manchester, and observed the stream of operatives, as they left the mills at twelve o'clock. The children were almost universally ill-looking, small, sickly, barefoot, and ill-clad. Many appeared to be no older than seven. The men generally from sixteen to twenty-four, and none aged, were almost as pallid and thin as the children.
Halaman 11 - Shrewsbury] where the least children were employed (for there were plenty working at six years of age), for Mr. Horseman to start the mill earlier in the morning than he formerly did; and provided a child should be drowsy, the overlooker walks round the room with a stick in his hand, and he touches that child on the shoulder, and says, "Come here.

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