Meanwhile, they shall be at the command of any gentleman, inclined and competent, to take the unprofitable labour off my hands.
They were allowed, on my representation, to rest from their arduous labours, and soon afterwards -- as if their sole principle of life had been zeal for their country's service -- as I verily believe it was -- withdrew to a better world.
Nay more, in proportion as the use of machinery and division of labour increases, in the same proportion the burden of toil also increases, whether by prolongation of the working hours, by increase of the work exacted in a given time or by increased speed of the machinery, etc.
The less the skill and exertion of strength implied in manual labour, in other words, the more modern industry becomes developed,the more is the labour of men superseded by that of women.
was something that both races on the slave plantation sought to escape.
It has been a hard fight, for we were, and are to this day, considered the worst plantation in the Solomons from the standpoint of labour
The Arangi was a labour-recruit ship that carried the new-caught, cannibal blacks from remote islands to labour on the new plantations where white men turned dank and pestilential swamp and jungle into rich and stately cocoanut groves.
By "return" was meant that their three years of contract labour was up, and that, according to contract, they were being returned to their home villages on the wild island of Malaita.
All of which is duly narrated in that first book of his, in the chapter entitled "The Tyranny of Labour.
He had seen her, first, from the spectators' gallery, at the annual convention of the Northwest Federation of Labour, and he had seen her through Bill Totts' eyes, and that individual had been most favourably impressed by her.
The sale of their products so brought down prices that farming was ruined, and their skilled and unskilled labour
drove the artisans and labourers into the almshouses and highways.
is the first to feel the slackness of hard times, and I had no trades save those of sailor and laundryman.
And ye also, to whom life is rough labour
and disquiet, are ye not very tired of life?
After days and nights of incredible labour
and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.
So I went to work, and with a carpenter's saw I cut a spare topmast into three lengths, and added them to my raft, with a great deal of labour