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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 176
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People and Politics Observed by a Massachusetts Editor

Solomon Bulkley Griffin - 1923 - 510 pages
...wealth, the merchants of the crossroads store, the miners who bring forth the precious metals. "You 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...
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American Economic History

Harold Underwood Faulkner - 1924 - 721 pages
...holders of fixed investments have declared for a gold standard, but not where the masses have. . . . 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...
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The United States of America, Volume 2

David Saville Muzzey - 1924
...when our calamity came. We beg no longer ; we entreat no more ; we petition no more. We defy them ! "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 the broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and...
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Selected Orations: A Collection of One Hundred Choice Speeches and Selections

Albert Mason Harris - 1924 - 439 pages
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. 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...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart, John Gould Curtis - 1901
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them. 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...
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Yearbook of Agriculture

1940
...orators. In that day, however, the words were not only thrilling but revolutionary. When Bryan shouted "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...
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Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919

Nell Irvin Painter - 1989 - 402 pages
...producing classes. He defied Democratic supporters of gold in phrases he had tested on the stump: You 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...
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A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan

Robert W. Cherny - 1994 - 225 pages
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them." "You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard," he continued, "we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your...
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The Cross of Gold: Speech Delivered Before the National Democratic ...

William Jennings Bryan - 1996 - 28 pages
...masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through even' class which rests upon them. <• 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...
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Panic on Wall Street: A History of America's Financial Disasters

Robert Sobel - 1999 - 469 pages
...of idle capital" and "the struggling masses." But frenzied applause greeted Bryan's next broadside. 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. Bum down your cities and leave...
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