Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968). The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
By Miguel De Cervantes
(Best known of Spanish novelists, 15471616; himself a soldier, captured and made a galley-slave in Algiers. Sancho Panza, the servant of the half-crazed knight, has accompanied him upon the promise of being promoted to a high station)
TROTH, wife, quoth Sancho, were not I in hopes to see myself, ere it be long, governor of an island, on my conscience I should drop down dead on the spot. Not so, my chicken, quoth the wife, let the hen live, though it be with pip; do thou live, and let all the governments in the world go to the Devil. Thou camest out of thy mothers belly without government, and thou mayest be carried to thy long home without government, when it shall please the Lord. How many people in this world live without government yet do well enough, and are well looked upon? There is no sauce in the world like hunger; and as the poor never want that, they always eat with a good stomach.