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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 Presidential Candidates and Platforms, Biographies, and Nominating Speeches - Page 29
1896 - 40 pages
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The Second Battle: Or, The New Declaration of Independence, 1776-1900; an ...

William Jennings Bryan - 1900 - 575 pages
...fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as it by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. Mr. Carlisle said in 1878 that this was a struggle between "the idle holders of idle capital"...
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Forensic Declamations, for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Abraham Howry Espenshade - 1901 - 202 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. It is the issue of 1776 over again. Our ancestors, when but three millions in number,...
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Forensic Declamations, for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Abraham Howry Espenshade - 1901 - 202 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. It is the issue of 1776 over again. Our ancestors, when but three millions in number,...
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Forensic Declamations, for the Use of Schools and Colleges

Abraham Howry Espenshade - 1901 - 202 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. It is the issue of 1776 over again. Our ancestors, when but three millions in number,...
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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1901 - 20 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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Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History: From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - 1902
...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...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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The Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People, Volume 19

1902
...with equal truth : "Burn down our cities and our farms will have to build them again." He also said : "Destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." He should have said quite as truly: "Destroy our cities and the grass will take every...
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Famous Orators of the World and Their Best Orations

Charles Morris - 1902 - 639 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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American orators

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1903
...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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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 25

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...your •cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic ; but dtestroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country. My friends, ire declare that this nation is able to legislate for its own people on every...
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