Wednesday 15 December 2010

Why - Lick The Feet That Kick You !

Why ? Lick The Feet That Kick You !

Will you cheer for "more work and less pay".... Will you cheer to be taunted that your want of work at such times means "you won't work" ? Will you cheer for all manner of insult and abuse, when, in distress, you approach those who are in authority ? Cheer these things and you lick the feet that kick you.

(Extract from a leaflet entitled "Anti-Humbug".
distributed in the Haymarket, Bristol in 1888
when the Freedom of the City was confer
red on Prince Albert)