The lowest stage of humanity is experienced when the individual must labour for a small pittance of wages from others.
What rights have women? ... [they are] punished for breaking laws which they have no voice in making. All avenues to enterprise and honors are closed against them. If poor, they must drudge for a mere pittance if of the wealthy classes, they must be dressed dolls of fashion parlor puppets...ernestine rose
Let's live with that small pittance which we have; Who covets more is evermore a slave.Robert Herrick