172 HULL-HOUSE MAPS AND PAPERS. 
squalor, deformity, and irrecoverable loss of health, 
many examples are given in the accompanying article 
on Child-labor. 
Of the law of love manifested in the harmonious life 
of the universe, these little toilers know nothing. Of 
the laws of healthy growth of mind and body by air, 
sunlight, and wholesome work, neither they nor their 
children can know anything. Of the laws of heredity 
they know bitterly, and of the law of arrested develop- 
ment. 
It is needlessly painful to say here in what forms 
these laws have made themselves known to them, and 
to all who look upon them. It is equally needless to 
say that they can have no delight in these forms, no 
wish to reflect and perpetuate them. Need it be said 
that they can have no art ? 
The Greek was compelled by his joy in his own and 
his brother's beauty and strength to make it abiding, 
and a joy to all who should look Upon it. It was a 
not unreasonable pride which offered to the gods as a re- 
ligious act the feats of those strong and perfect bodies ; 
and Greek sculpture smiles forth the gladness of the 
Greek heart blithely in its graceful runners and wrest- 
lers, solemnly in its august deities, whose laws the peo- 
ple obeyed, and rejoiced in obeying. It may not be 
quite profitless, though altogether painful, to think 
sometimes of the weak, small, ugly frames produced 
by the life we force men and little children to live, and 
of which we would not dare make an offering to an 
offended God, whose laws we have neither rejoiced in 
nor obeyed. 
Obedience to physical law results always in forms of