NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
Commission on Country Life
Books by L.H.B.
Bailey with his Books
The Holy Earth
If the earth is holy, then the things that grow out of the earth are also holy. They do not belong to man to do with them as he will. Dominion does not carry personal ownership. There are many generations of folk yet to come after us, who will have equal right with us to the products of the globe. It would seem that a divine obligation rests on every soul. Are we to make righteous use of the vast accumulation of knowledge of the planet? If so, we must have a new formulation. The partition of the earth among the millions who live on it is necessarily a question of morals; and a society that is founded on an unmoral partition and use cannot itself be righteous and whole.
L. H. Bailey. The Holy Earth. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1915 (first published by Comstock Publishing Company, Ithaca, N. Y.).A selection of the numerous books written or edited by Liberty Hyde Bailey
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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