We send him forth through our crowded cities, proclaiming that he is the source of all good and evil in the nation, and he, knowing that many people believe it, knowing that it is a lie, and that he is powerless to shorten the working day by one hour, raise wages
one penny, or annul the smallest criminal sentence, however unjust it may seem to him; knowing that every miner in the kingdom can manufacture dynamite, and that revolvers are sold for seven and sixpence apiece; knowing that he is not bullet proof, and that every king in Europe has been shot at in the streets; he must smile and bow and maintain an expression of gracious enjoyment whilst the mayor and corporation inflict upon him the twaddling address he has heard a thousand times before.
I'll tell you what it is, worship," said Robin, "we three rascally servants will compound our back wages
for those plates.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage
I'll lay my wage
and share he's the only man stung up to- day - an' he's stung up good.
The little hill-folk sweat in the modified heat of the lower Siwaliks, and gather round the priests for their blessing and their wage
Faced by ferocious creatures which they had never before seen, they took refuge in the caves which our young friend has described, but they have no doubt had a bitter fight to hold their own against wild beasts, and especially against the ape-men who would regard them as intruders, and wage
a merciless war upon them with a cunning which the larger beasts would lack.
All she demanded from New York for the present was that it should pay her a living wage
, and to that end, having studied by stealth typewriting and shorthand, she had taken the plunge, thrilling with excitement and the romance of things; and New York had looked at her, raised its eyebrows, and looked away again.
Your enemy shall ye seek; your war shall ye wage
, and for the sake of your thoughts
Bushy's for a week, and took Marek with him at full wages
People said that old man Durham himself was responsible for these immigrations; he had sworn that he would fix the people of Packingtown so that they would never again call a strike on him, and so he had sent his agents into every city and village in Europe to spread the tale of the chances of work and high wages
at the stockyards.
Chloe had pertinaciously insisted that the very bills in which her wages
had been paid should be preserved, to show her husband, in memorial of her capability.
The fact that he gave me any part of my wages
was proof, to my mind, that he believed me entitled to the whole of them.