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" Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labour in your fields and serve in your houses - that man your navy, and recruit your army - that have enabled you to defy all the world, and can also defy you when neglect and calamity have... "
The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History, Literature ... - Page 184
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The risings of the Luddites

Frank Peel - 1880
...seem to think that the only way to quiet the ' Bellua Multurum Capitum ' is to lop off a few of their superfluous heads. But even a mob may be better reduced...irritation and redoubled penalties. Are we aware of our obligation to a mob ? It is the mob that labour in our fields, serve in our houses — -that man your...
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To-day: The Monthly Magazine of Scientific Socialism, Volume 1

Ernest Belfort Bax, James Leigh Joynes, F. Bland, Hubert Bland - Socialism - 1883
...ignorant, and seem to think that the only way to quiet the ' Bellua multorum capitum' is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads. But even a mob may be...irritation and redoubled penalties. Are we aware of our obligation to a mob ? It is the mob that labour in your fields and serve in your houses, that man your...
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The Risings of the Luddites, Chartists and Plugdrawers

Frank Peel - Chartism - 1888 - 354 pages
...seem to think that the only way to quiet the ' Bellua Multurum Capitum ' is to lop off a few of their superfluous heads. But even a mob may be better reduced...irritation and redoubled penalties. Are we aware of our obligation to the mob ? It is the mob that labour in our fields, serve in our houses — that man your...
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Works, Volume 9

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1903
...; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the " Bellua multorum " caps tuns " is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads. But even a mob may be...obligations to a mob ? It is the mob that labour in your fields and serve in your houses,— that man your navy, and recruit your army, — that have enabled...
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The Machine Wreckers

Ernst Toller - Luddites - 1923 - 113 pages
...ignorant ; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the Bellua multorum capitum is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads. But even a mob may be...obligations to a mob ? It is the mob that labour in your fields, and serve in your houses — that man your navy — and recruit your army — that have enabled...
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The Political Career of Lord Byron

Dora Neill Raymond - Poets, English - 1924 - 363 pages
...fellow countrymen. " You call these men a mob," he taunted, " desperate, dangerous, and ignorant. . . . Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labour in your fields, and serve in your houses — that man your navy and recruit your army — that have enabled...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...of Thieves, and the like. William Cobbett (1762-1835) English essayist, politician, agriculturalist Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labour in your fields and serve in your houses — that man your navy, and recruit your army — that have enabled...
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Democracy

Anthony Arblaster - Political Science - 1994 - 117 pages
...speech in the House of Lords in 1812: You call these men a mob, desperate, dangerous, and ignorant . . . Are we aware of our obligations to a mob? It is the mob that labour in your fields and serve in your houses, - that man your navy and recruit yourarmy,-. . . Youmaycallthepeopleamob;butdonotforge...
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Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of ...

David F. Noble - Political Science - 1995 - 166 pages
...ignorant; and seem to think that the only way to quiet the Bellua multoium capitum is to lop off a few of its superfluous heads. But even a mob may be...irritation and redoubled penalties. Are we aware of our obligation to a mob? It is the mob that labour in your fields, and serve in your houses, that man your...
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Literature, Culture and Society

Andrew Milner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature Andrew Milner - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 336 pages
...by Byron in his maiden speech to the House of Lords. Byron had chastised the Tory Government thus: even a mob may be better reduced to reason by a mixture of conciliation & firmness, than by additional irritation and redoubled penalties... the Mob. ..can also defy you,...
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