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Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 4, June 1906 Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature   By:

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Vol. I. JUNE, 1906 No. 4

MOTHER EARTH

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CONTENTS

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Mrs. Grundy VIROQUA DANIELS 1

A Greeting ALEXANDER BERKMAN 3

Henrik Ibsen M. B. 6

Observations and Comments 8

A Letter EMMA GOLDMAN 13

Libertarian Instruction EMILE JANVION 14

The Antichrist FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 15

Brain Work and Manual Work PETER KROPOTKIN 21

Motherhood and Marriage HENRIETTE FUERTH 30

Object Lesson for Advocates of Governmental Control ARTHUR G. EVERETT, N M. 33

The Genius of War JOHN FRANCIS VALTER 36

Dignity Speaks 36

Paternalistic Government (CONTINUATION) THEODORE SCHROEDER 38

Aim and Tactics of the Trade Union Movement MAX BAGINSKI 44

Refined Cruelty ANNA MERCY 50

"The Jungle" VERITAS 53

The Game is Up SADAKICHI HARTMANN 57

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MOTHER EARTH

Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature Published Every 15th of the Month

EMMA GOLDMAN, Publisher, P. O. Box 217, Madison Square Station, New York, N. Y.

Entered as second class matter April 9, 1906, at the post office at New York, N. Y., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.

Vol. I JUNE, 1906 No. 4

MRS. GRUNDY.

By VIROQUA DANIELS.

Her will is law. She holds despotic sway. Her wont has been to show the narrow way Wherein must tread the world, the bright, the brave, From infancy to dotard's gloomy grave.

"Obey! Obey!" with sternness she commands The high, the low, in great or little lands. She folds us all within her ample gown. A forward act is met with angry frown.

The lisping babes are taught her local speech; Her gait to walk; her blessings to beseech. They laugh or cry, as Mistress says they may, In everything the little tots obey.

The youth know naught save Mrs. Grundy's whims. They play her games. They sing her holy hymns. They question not; accept both truth and fiction, (The OLD is right, within her jurisdiction!).

Maid, matron, man unto her meekly bow. She with contempt or ridicule may cow. They dare not speak, or dress, or love, or hate, At variance with the program on her slate.

Her subtle smile, e'en men to thinkers grown, Are loath to lose; before its charm they're prone. With great ado, they publicly conform Vain, cowards, vain; revolt MUST raise a storm!

The "indiscreet," when hidden from her sight, Attempt to live as they consider "right." Lo! Walls have ears! The loyal everywhere The searchlight turn, and loudly shout, "Beware!"

In tyranny the Mistress is supreme. "Obedience," that is her endless theme. Al countries o'er, in city, town and glen, Her aid is sought by bosses over men.

Of Greed, her brain is cunningly devised. From Ignorance, her bulky body's sized. When at her ease, she acts as judge and jury. But she's the Mob when 'roused to fighting fury.

Dame Grundy is, by far, the fiercest foe To ev'ry kind of progress, that we know. So Freedom is, to her, a poison thing. Who heralds it, he must her death knell ring.

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A GREETING.

By ALEXANDER BERKMAN.

Dear Friends:

I am happy, inexpressibly happy to be in your midst again, after an absence of fourteen long years, passed amid the horrors and darkness of my Pennsylvania nightmare... Continue reading book >>




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