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The meanest man on record is the one who saw an archery club out practising and went and got seven arrows and stuck them into a cow in the next field. No amount of protestation could induce her owner to acquit the archers.— Boston Post. This Offence op Superiority.— With the abolition of kingship and aristocracy, equality and humanity begun. Thus there is no tyranny of poverty except in the fears it brings. Still distinctions continue. In the will of majorities the young adventurer finds the domination of society. The distinctions of classes irk and annoy him, and he allies himself to each malignant party that assails, what is eminent. He will one day know that this has not removed them. They are in the nature of things. No congress, nor mob, nor guillotine, nor fire, nor all together, can avail to cut out, burn or destroy the offence of superiority in persons. I never feel that anybody occupies my place. The reason why Ido not have what I want is that I want the faculty which entitles superior power. Some men dare much, but it is because they are in ttyeir place. As long as lamin my place j am safe, The best lightning rod for your own protection is your myq spine.-k Emerson.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 218, 16 December 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 218, 16 December 1880