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" Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them : You shall not press down... "
Famous Orators of the World and Their Best Orations - Page 218
by Charles Morris - 1902 - 639 pages
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The Life and Letters of John Hay, Volume 2

William Roscoe Thayer - 1915
...comparatively unknown politician, who carried the convention by storm by denouncing the tyranny of gold. "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns!" he shouted in concluding his speech. "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" An assembly,...
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John Hay: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

William Roscoe Thayer - 1915
...comparatively unknown politician, who carried the convention by storm by denouncing the tyranny of gold. " You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns ! " he shouted in concluding his speech. "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold ! " An...
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Principles of Money and Banking: A Series of Selected Materials

Harold Glenn Moulton - 1916 - 785 pages
...thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests,...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. PRINCIPLES OF MONEY AND BANKING 138. DISTRIBUTION OF VOTE IN 1896' BY CHARLES J. BULLOCK...
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Readings in the Economic History of the United States

Ernest Ludlow Bogart, Charles Manfred Thompson - 1916 - 862 pages
...thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests,...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold. V. THE MONETARY STOCK A. The Trade Dollar, 1873-1878 1 The coinage act of 1873, which...
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The Life of William McKinley, Volume 1

Charles Sumner Olcott - 1916
...convention by storm when he uttered his impassioned peroration: "We shall answer their demand for the gold standard by saying to them : ' You shall not...crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.' " This speech gave the nomination to Mr. Bryan, who at once entered upon a vigorous...
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Presidential Nominations and Elections: A History of American Conventions ...

Joseph Bucklin Bishop - 1916 - 237 pages
...its title and fairly carried the convention off its head, was: We shall answer their demand for the gold standard by saying to them: "You shall not press...crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" Immortal bit of fustian, it should be placed on the record as a sample of the awful...
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1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs-- the Election that Changed the Country

James Chace - 2004 - 323 pages
...dollar.28 At the Democratic convention Bryan's speech electrified the delegates, as he famously cried out: "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."29 Currency reform alone could not end the miseries that afflicted the farmers. High...
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Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1

John Gray Geer - 2004 - 897 pages
...Commoner William Jennings Bryan, a young Nebraska senator, electrified the Democratic convention, orating: "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns; you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" The convention nominated Bryan on the fifth ballot, with a free-silver platform; "Gold...
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Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America's Common Denominator?

Philip Barlow, Philip L. Barlow, Mark Silk - 2004 - 254 pages
...the free coinage of silver, his memorable phrases rang with biblical as well as political conviction: "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this...crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."1 Sixteen years later Chicago was again the venue when, in August 1912, the New Yorker...
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Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

David Hackett Fischer, Harmondsworth Professor of American History and Fellow David Hackett Fischer - 2005 - 851 pages
...electioneering images in American history, he preached political sermons on his own text: "You shalt not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."292 Bryan ran three times for the presidency, in 1896, 1900 and 1908, and won strong...
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