capital, is developed, in the same proportion is the proletariat, the modern working class, developed -- a class of labourers, who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increases capital.
Masses of labourers, crowded into the factory, are organised like soldiers.
At first the contest is carried on by individual labourers, then by the workpeople of a factory, then by the operatives of one trade, in one locality, against the individual bourgeois who directly exploits them.
At this stage the labourers still form an incoherent mass scattered over the whole country, and broken up by their mutual competition.
The advance of industry, whose involuntary promoter is the bourgeoisie, replaces the isolation of the labourers, due to competition, by their revolutionary combination, due to association.
Nikita, the only one of Vasili Andreevich's labourers
who was not drunk that day, ran to harness the horse.
He was astonished at their malingering on piece-work, generalized about the inherent laziness of the unskilled labourer, and proceeded next day to hammer out three dollars' worth of boxes.
The ordinary labourers in the cannery got a dollar and a half per day.
let him loose, and he flew up to a branch of a tree and said: "Never believe a captive's promise; that's one thing.
Before me, one mature able-bodied labourer
had done the day shift and another equally mature able-bodied labourer
had done the night-shift.
A labourer was at work in an adjoining field who must have witnessed all that had passed.
The magistrate (an ill-tempered man, with a sour enjoyment in the exercise of his own power) inquired if any one on or near the road had witnessed the assault, and, greatly to my surprise, the complainant admitted the presence of the labourer in the field.
The idea that he was not Sir Percival Glyde at all, that he had no more claim to the baronetcy and to Blackwater Park than the poorest labourer who worked on the estate, had never once occurred to my mind.
Vagabond, errand-boy, vagabond, labourer
, porter, clerk, chief manager, small partner, Josiah Bounderby of Coketown.
I must openly admit that I have no pretensions,' said Flora, 'but having known the dear little thing which under altered circumstances appears a liberty but is not so intended and Goodness knows there was no favour in half-a-crown a-day to such a needle as herself but quite the other way and as to anything lowering in it far from it the labourer
is worthy of his hire and I am sure I only wish he got it oftener and more animal food and less rheumatism in the back and legs poor soul.