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Science has is helped materially to perfect certain machines, but has actually invented scarcely one. Many of the mar- vellous machines which, at a giddy rate, multiply riches all round us, have been conceived for the first time in the minds of artisans, contre-maUres, managers of factories, and other persons more expert in practice than The founder of the great meArkwright, who invented the cotton- rich in scientific lore. chanical industry, spinning machine, was a barber. Watt, the inventor of the steam-engine, though perhaps a better-educated man than Arkwright, was not in any sense a great scientist.
Which is different from, This contrast between ancient and modern times, which preceded the French Revolution and the modern American civilisation, should between the civilisations and would have received more attention than had not the students it has, of antiquity been too prone to lose Quantity and Quality their way proud of maze of a dead our wealth and power. in the 51 erudition. We We are are proud of having extended our dominion over the whole planet, only a small part of which was known to the ancients, We and that but vaguely.
And prosperous, but as In these, some of the assumed by the rich, because the State has not yet had the time to bring them under its control and to direct them according to laws by it public functions are established. If the millionaires of America have, as a but few imitators in Europe, they can boast numberless forerunners in the histories of Greece matter of fact, and Rome. the In Athens to begin with, and, Roman later, in Empire, to mention only the most famous states of the ancient world, education, charity, public amusements, even public works, such as roads, theatres, and temples, were always in part left by the State to the generosity of wealthy individuals, who felt it their duty to contribute out of their means to the public welfare.