Excerpt from The Martyrdom of Labour My book will doubtless call forth opposition. That I expect and am prepared for. It would t be what it is and what it is intended to be if it did t. In the clash and coruscation of thought there is life, and in life, where it concerns the human, there is growth. That is what I desire - growth in that moral and spiritual direction which is the glory of man. More than that in these prefatory words I do t wish to say, except that I have written my book honestly, strongly it may be, but without bitterness or hatred; t with any desire to sow discord or contention, but in the hope that it may do something to weld together in a closer amity and brotherhood that humanity for which, sharing its destiny, I have an abounding love and pity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.