Punch,  42 (1862), 160.

Maxim for Exhibition



News-Commentary, Drollery


Exhibitions, Display, Progress, Industry, Morality, Commerce, Work

    Questions the meaning of an inscription on a stained glass window at the International Exhibition. Agrees with the inscription that the goal of everybody's labour should be the progress of the human race, but is not clear about the type of progress posited. Points out that 'moral and spiritual progress' comes from 'master-minds' not labouring men, and insists that the 'final object of labour of almost every individual' is 'his own aggrandisement', and that the exhibition has been built on acquisitiveness.

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