The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical Relations, from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

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J. Murray, 1851 - 846 páginas

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Página 292 - ... or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured, four feet deep, and floating with mud, only from a wet summer.
Página 292 - I know not, in the whole range of language, terms sufficiently expressive to describe this infernal road. Let me most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally propose to travel this terrible country, to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down.
Página 378 - Petitioners cannot expect so important a branch of it as the Customs to be given up, nor to be materially diminished, unless some substitute, less objectionable, be suggested.
Página 377 - And the same train of argument, which, with corresponding prohibitions and protective duties, should exclude us from foreign trade, might be brought forward to justify the re-enactment of restrictions upon the interchange of productions (unconnected with public revenue) among the kingdoms composing the union, or among the counties of the same kingdom.
Página 221 - I shall do all that in me lies to discourage the woollen manufacture in Ireland, and encourage the linen manufacture there, and to promote the trade of England.
Página 666 - Behn's novels? — I confessed the charge.- — Whether I could get her a sight of them? — I said, with some hesitation, I believed I could ; but that I did not think she would like either the manners, or the language, which approached too near that of Charles II. 's time to be quite proper reading. 'Nevertheless...
Página 419 - The price of corn in this country has risen from 100 to 200 per cent and upwards, when the utmost computed deficiency of the crops has not been more than between one-sixth and one-third below an average, and when that deficiency has been relieved by foreign supplies.
Página 666 - a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book which sixty years ago I have heard read aloud for the amusement of large circles, consisting of the first and most creditable society in London...
Página 162 - It has been affirmed, that in Wales the land does not produce half of what it is capable of producing; and that if all England were as well cultivated as Northumberland and Lincoln, it would produce more than double the quantity that is now obtained.
Página 377 - ... have assailed their respective governments with applications for further protective or prohibitory duties and regulations, urging the example and authority of this country, against which they are almost exclusively directed as a sanction for the policy of such measures. And certainly, if the reasoning upon which our restrictions have been defended is worth any thing, it will apply in behalf of the regulations of foreign states against us.

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