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Daemon
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The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
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Universal devotion to dollar is at the root of many an evil.
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One minor readjustment: the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout their lands... Who would have guessed that back then?
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Would like to know what he means by 'these peculiar villages'. As for the 'almighty dollar'....."I am The Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods but Me!
Allan Fernandes
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@Ndanusa probably the author was referring to the villages yet to be conquered or the ones which had recently been found. Their customs compared were conflictual in many points, as stated.
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 10:00:49 AM

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Or maybe he foresaw the time, when Chinese currency Yuan becomes part of Special Drawing Rights on equal position with U.S. Dollar. As currently under review by IMF.
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Read thw context from : The Creole Village First published in 1887

A SKETCH FROM A STEAMBOAT


The inhabitants, moreover, have none of that eagerness for gain and rage for improvement which keep our people continually on the move, and our country towns incessantly in a state of transition. There the magic phrases, "town lots," "water privileges," "railroads," and other comprehensive and soul-stirring words from the speculator's vocabulary, are never heard. The residents dwell in the houses built by their forefathers, without thinking of enlarging or modernizing them, or pulling them down and turning them into granite stores. The trees, under which they have been born and have played in infancy, flourish undisturbed; though, by cutting
them down, they might open new streets, and put money in their pockets. In a word, the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages; and unless some of its missionaries penetrate there, and erect banking houses and other pious shrines, there is no knowing how long the inhabitants may remain in their present state of contented poverty.


http://www.online-literature.com/irving/crayon-papers/15/
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Art villages ?
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If nothing is needed who needs it family country health law love you can't by these with $$$$$$$$$$$
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