Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|The Leisure Class|
|THERE was a little beggar maid|
| Who wed a king long, long ago;|
|Of course the taste that he displayed|
| Was criticised by folks who know|
|Just what formalities and things|| 5|
|Are due to beggar maids and kings.|
|But straight the monarch made reply:|
| There is small difference, as I live,|
|Between our stations! She and I|
| Subsist on what the people give.|| 10|
|We do not toil with strength and skill,|
|And, pleasing Heaven, never will.|