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" You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic;... "
The Review of Reviews - Page 127
edited by - 1896
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Readings in American Government and Politics

Charles Austin Beard - 1913 - 638 pages
...the gold standard. I tell you that the great cities rest upon these croad and fertile prairies. Bum down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities...grow in the streets of every city in this country. . . . If they dare to come out and in the open defend the gold stand- The ard as a good thing, we shall...
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The Making of an Oration

Clark Mills Brink - 1913 - 419 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own...
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Bulletin, Issue 5

Alabama. State Highway Dept - 1914
...prosperity of any State must commence on the farm. Mr. Bryan uttered a great truth when he declared, "Burn down your .cities and leave our farms and your...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." The constant and steadily increasing drift of population from the farm to the city instead...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - 1915 - 594 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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Readings in American History

David Saville Muzzey - 1915 - 594 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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Principles of Money and Banking: A Series of Selected Materials

Harold Glenn Moulton - 1916 - 785 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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Readings in the Economic History of the United States

Ernest Ludlow Bogart, Charles Manfred Thompson - 1916 - 862 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, we declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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History of the United States

Emerson David Fite - 1919 - 597 pages
...and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms and grass will grow in the streets of every city in this country. . . . Having behind us the commercial interests and all the toiling masses, we shall answer their demands...
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Since the Civil War: By Charles Ramsdell Lingley

Charles Ramsdell Lingley - 1920 - 635 pages
...that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard ; we reply that the great cities rest upon owr broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities...the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country . . . Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by...
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People and Politics Observed by a Massachusetts Editor

Solomon Bulkley Griffin - 1923 - 510 pages
...great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave your farms, and cities will spring up again as if by magic ; but destroy...the grass will grow in the streets of every city." And so on to a climax that captured the attention of the country : "Having behind us the producing...
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