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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
edited by - 1896
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From the Front Porch to the Front Page: McKinley and Bryan in the 1896 ...

William D. Harpine - 2006 - 230 pages
...delegates had argued that the large cities all favored the gold standard. Bryan retorted: "I tell you the great cities rest upon these broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities," Bryan boasted, "and leave our farms and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy...
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American Economic Policy from the Revolution to the New Deal

William Letwin - 2017 - 406 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 and...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 132

1923
...idle wealth and the struggling masses who produce the wealth and pay the taxes of the country. . . . You come to us and tell us that the great cities are...the great cities rest upon these broad and fertile plains.' That is what they really feel to-day, these Western leaders. Theirs is the r&le of an Avenger...
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Nevada: A Guide to the Silver State

...the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way 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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