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THE SERVICE OF MAN.

τους μεν γαρ πονηρούς ου μή ποτε βελτίoυς ποιήσετε, τους θε χρηστους εις την εσχάτην αθυμίαν εμβαλείτε. - EscHINES, Ιη Ctesiphon, p. 79.

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LONDON:
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., 1, PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

1887.

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PREFACE.

I HAVE not been able, in consequence of illness, to finish this work according to its original plan. As I may not be in a position to carry it to its proper conclusion, I should like, as briefly as possible, to mention what I wished to add to that already written.

After the last chapter in the volume, my intention had been to discuss one or two urgent social and economical questions which are daily growing in importance, even amounting to peril if satisfactory answers to them cannot be obtained.

It is generally admitted by all serious and sober observers, that a large social transformation is at once desirable and inevitable. The present conditions can, one would think, give satisfaction to no

The enormous increase of wealth consequent on the application of the steam-engine to industry, has to a very small extent been followed by a

one.

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