Social Equality: A Short Study in a Missing Science

Social Equality: A Short Study in a Missing Science

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Social Equality: A Short Study in a Missing Science

Social Equality: A Short Study in a Missing Science

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SOCIAL EQUALITY.

CHAPTER I.

THE AIM OF MODERN DEMOCRACY.

LET us suppose ourselves in the High Street of an English country town, watching the scene that on any afternoon it might present to us. Before one of the principal shops a large barouche is waiting, and the head of the establishment stands at the carriage door, and takes the " esteemed orders" of some magnate of the neighborhood. Meanwhile, along the pavement move various well-known figures—a spectacled solicitor in his black frock-coat ; knots of laborers, their jackets soiled with earth; a grocer's wife, with a boa and corkscrew curls: at the same time a farmer has rattled by in his dog-cart, followed slowly by the country rector's phaeton. The central group in the drama is the large barouche with its occupant. All the passers-by turn to it for at least a moment, and acknowledge either by their looks or salutations the importance of the principle that is . . .

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