Archive for November 10th, 2010

Takes a Village

Main Street © Jim Korpi

“Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade;
A breath can make them, as a breath has made:
But a bold peasantry, their country’s pride,
When once destroy’d, can never be supplied.”

Oliver Goldsmith, The Deserted Village