Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
(Greek lyric poet, c.620c.580 B.C.; banished for his resistance to tyrants. Translation by Sir William Jones)
|THE WORST of ills, and hardest to endure,|
| Past hope, past cure,|
|Is Penury, who, with her sister-mate|
|Disorder, soon brings down the loftiest state,|
| And makes it desolate.|| 5|
|This truth the sage of Sparta told,|
| Aristodemus old,|
|Wealth makes the man. On him thats poor|
|Proud Worth looks down, and Honor shuts the door.|