Niagara spray by John HollingsheadNiagara spray by John Hollingshead

Niagara spray

byJohn Hollingshead

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890. Excerpt: ... A LAST WORD (FOR THE PRESENT) WITH THE DUKE OF MUDFORD, K.G. If I were not only a great Duke, but the bearer of a great historic name--the descendant of patriots and statesmen--of men who held even their precious lives as nothing when weighed against the public good; if I had been selected by my Queen for the highest decoration it is in her power to bestow; if I had boundless wealth, and all the influence which springs naturally from money and title, I would not live a worse than useless life--a pestilential existence; I would not stand in the eyes of my fellow-men--I would not go down to posterity as the Lord of Muck--the Great Owner of a Leviathan Nuisance; I would try with all my heart and soul to leave this miserable world a little better than I found it; I would cast off my hireling agents; I would turn a deaf ear to parochial and official toadies, who fatten on every public pest and scandal, and leave others, like myself, to bear the blame; I would not eat, drink, or sleep until I had descended into the lowest depths of my filthy property; I would listen to the blasphemy of the struggling crowd; I would smell the stench, I would watch the green and slimy gutters--the vegetable refuse baking in the sun; I would beard the demon Typhoid in my den, and in twenty-four hours, at whatever cost, I would sweep this mass of corruption from the heart of London. If I closed my palaces, if I discharged my gamekeepers and sold my hunters, if I mortgaged my land and pawned my pictures, if I had to live upon a pauper's diet, I would buy up or strangle "Vested Interests," I would let in light and air and water into the darkest corners of my property; and what my ancesters left me as mud, I would leave to my successors as marble. I would not use my "rights" and my po...
Title:Niagara sprayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217518559

ISBN - 13:9780217518550