The Socialist Legacy
When a deep dark cloud is passing…
People who give to the poor never seem to see that their charity is just as humiliating to themselves as to the recipients of it.
It is natural that Socialists should favor the novel with a purpose, more especially, the novel that points [to] a Socialist moral.
Bring out your standard Workingmen,
And give its folds free air;
Now raise it to the loftiest peak,
And boldly nail it there.
The Agitator, long hoped for by many and never expected by some, makes its entrance into the world on this memorable date—Nov.
Is this what we must bear, O Freedom, Mother,
To see thy face and but to touch thy hand?
Is there no easier way?
Must death another take, and yet another,
While tears and lamentations thru the land
Show the great price we pay?
Yet, if it must be, Freedom, none say nay.