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" To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. "
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories - Página 200
editado por - 1997 - 450 páginas
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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 763 páginas
...with smiles to call again. COWPER, The Task: Winter Walk at \Toon, lines 279—282 Shopkeepers. — To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.3 ADAM SMITH, Wealth of Nations, IV, vii, 3 Short. — This is the short and the long of...
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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, and the Growth and Division of the British ...

Walford Davis Green - 1906 - 391 páginas
...than any foreign Power, but astutely adds that this did not arise altogether from disinterestedness. "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...customers, may at first sight appear a project fit for a nation of shopkeepers." The traders of England wished that "the cultivators of America might...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - 1906 - 318 páginas
...(ed. 1888, vol. 2, pp. 12t-2); Also "To found a ' great empire for the sole purpose ' of raising upa people of customers ' may at first sight appear a project ' fit only for a nation of shopheeper!. ' It is, however, a project altogether 'unfit for a nation oj shopheepers ; ' but extremely...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1906
...off into reminiscences of the ' Wealth of Nations,' and informed the long-suffering envoys that ' we found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers.' The chiefs would find that trade would make them peaceable and happy and prosperous. Prosperity and...
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History of India from the Earliest Times to the End of the ..., Volumen1

Henry George Keene - 1906 - 763 páginas
...after the passing of the Regulating Act, that empire was coming, adding the shrewd comment : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of commerce may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers " ; thus anticipating...
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History of India from the Earliest Times to the End of the ..., Volumen1

Henry George Keene - 1906 - 763 páginas
...shrewd comment : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of commerce may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers " ; thus anticipating the sarcasm of Napoleon. When the words were written Warren Hastings had become...
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Hindustan Under Free Lances, 1770-1820: Sketches of Military Adventure in ...

Henry George Keene - 1907 - 238 páginas
...for much of its raw matter. Long ago had Adam Smith observed upon the singularity of the attempt " to found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers " ; but since his time the attempt had come into the sphere of practical politics — the British nation...
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Lectures on the Industrial Revolution of the Eighteenth Century in England ...

Arnold Toynbee - 1908 - 282 páginas
...allowed to export to England, or even from one colony to another. Adam Smith might well say, that ' to found a great empire, for the sole purpose of raising...first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.'1 Nothing contributed more than this commercial system to the Declaration of Independence,...
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The Cambridge Modern History, Volumen6

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - 1909 - 1019 páginas
...strong, sensitive, and aspiring, the dissolution of their union awakens no surprise. If it was possible " to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers," it was not for this alone that it could be maintained. Thus the old colonial system collapsed, and...
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History of India from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century ..., Volumen1

Henry George Keene - 1906
...after the passing of the Regulating Act, that empire was coming, adding the shrewd comment : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of commerce may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers " ; thus anticipating...
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