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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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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - 2008 - 862 pages
...down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic," he orated, "but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country." Bryan rephrased a metaphor used frequently before, especially in regard to tariffs. An...
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