Unproductive labor: imperialist countries

Walter Daum WGDCC at CUNYVM.CUNY.EDU
Sun Sep 10 19:07:33 MDT 1995


On Sun, 10 Sep 1995 19:04:09 -0400 (EDT) Zodiac said:
 [much omitted]

>ObMarx: Eleanor Marx in her speech at England's first May Day
>        gathering at Hyde Park:
>
>             Rise like Lions after slumber
>             In unvanquishable number
>             Shake your chains to earth like dew
>             Which in sleep had fallen on you --
>             Ye are many -- they are few.
>
This in fact is a verse from a poem by Shelley, The Mask of Anarchy, I
think. And if I'm not mistaken, Eleanor Marx wrote a pamphlet on Shelley
as a sort of pre-socialist.

Fine poem, and entirely right for May Day.

Walter Daum


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