Then dearest child mournest thou only for Jupiter? Considerest thou alone the burial of the stars?
The responsibility for insurrections rest in the last analysis upon the unimaginative greed and endless stupidity of the dominant classes. . . . Confronted with the deep insurgency of labor what do capitalists and their spokesmen do? They resist every demand, submit only after a struggle, and prepare a condition of war to the death.
The subjects had, indeed, risen vividly on my mind. As I saw them with the spiritual eye, before I attempted to embody them, they were striking; but my hand would not second my fancy, and in each case it had wrought out but a pale portrait of the thing I had conceived.