"This pig went to market, this pig stayed at home, "This pig had a bit of meat-- let's see what they have given US for dinner, Pigling?"
Pigling Bland went on alone dejectedly; he came to cross-roads and a sign-post--"To Market Town,
Pigling Bland was shocked, there was little hope of sleeping in Market Town, and to-morrow was the hiring fair; it was deplorable to think how much time had been wasted by the frivolity of Alexander.
by himself in a crowded market, to be stared at, pushed, and hired by some big strange farmer was very disagreeable--
Peter Thomas Piperson, came with a lantern and a hamper to catch six fowls to take to market in the morning.
It crossed Pigling's mind that if HE had asked for a lift, too, he might still have been in time for market.
"Come, Pig-wig, we must get to the bridge before folks are stirring." "Why do you want to go to market, Pigling?" inquired Pig-wig presently.
The feudal system of industry, under which industrial production was monopolised by closed guilds, now no longer sufficed for the growing wants of the new markets. The manufacturing system took its place.
Meantime the markets kept ever growing, the demand ever rising.
On the one hand inforced destruction of a mass of productive forces; on the other, by the conquest of new markets, and by the more thorough exploitation of the old ones.
All markets were glutted; all markets were falling; and amidst the general crumble of prices the price of labor crumbled fastest of all.
These associations were practically middle- class affairs, and now, compelled by hard times and crashing markets, and aided by the great captains of industry, they gave organized labor an awful and decisive defeat.