Should the gold I saw him hiding away not have been appropriated to the purchase of bank-stocks should it have been saved for me we might still rejoice in wealth beyond our deserts, and equal to our desires. We still might keep the old, beloved roof above our heads, preserve one unbroken circle of family domestics live without labor, or terror of the future. But would this be?
Are we not the richest nation in the world? Have we not railroads and houses, food and clothing and bank-stocks enough to make the brain reel? And do we not call ourselves a Christian land? And worship as divine the Teacher who said that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God"? Oh, you world! And what would it do? What would it mean?