Full text of "The Note Books Of Samuel Butler"
182 Cash and Credit in one is common form in another. It is a case of the division of labour and a man will gravitate towards one class of workers or another according as he is built. There is neither higher nor lower about it. I should like to put it on record that I understand it and am not inclined to regret the arrangements that have made me possible. My Birthright I had to steal my own birthright. I stole it and was bitterly punished. But I saved my soul alive.