Where, forever in thy presence, In ecstatic acquiescence Far alike from thriftless
learning And ignorance's undiscerning, I may worship and remain
The public domain has been the transmuting force which has turned the thriftless
, unambitious European peasant into the self-reliant Western farmer; it has given a consciousness of freedom even to the dweller in crowded cities, and has been a well-spring of hope even to those who have never thought of taking refuge upon it.
Laws, wisely administered, will secure men in the enjoyment of the fruits of their labour, whether of mind or body, at a comparatively small personal sacrifice; but no laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless
provident or the drunken sober.
Agricultural economist William Spillman drew sharp distinctions between "high-minded, self-respecting small proprietors" and the "discontented, thriftless
, tenant class," whose failure to climb the agricultural ladder proved their "unfitness for American citizenship" (Foley 69).
When his father, Thomas Lincoln, a lazy, thriftless
carpenter, married Nancy Hanks, no one dreamed that their offspring would be remembered throughout history as the man who gave the U.
The immediate effect of the law of 1908 was a new orgy of buying land from allottees too innocent or too thriftless
to protect themselves against their new freedom.
For how many years must an apartment owner continue subsidizing thriftless