A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #36

“To make certain of getting the last penny of the possible returns with the fewest possible hands and the least expenditure of labor cost, and to make these meager returns perform the feat of meeting all the charges I have indicated, paying taxes, allowing for the replacement of draft animals every five or six years, maintaining the necessary equipment, and leaving something over to provide for his own family: such was the goal imperatively laid down by circumstances for the man of any considerable holdings.”

– from Chapter 2, “Of Quandary— and the Birth of a Dream,” of Book II, “Its Curious Career in the Middle Years,” in The Mind of the South by WJ Cash (1941)

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