England's Supremacy: Its Sources, Economics and Dangers

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1885 - 447 стор.
 

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Сторінка 67 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Сторінка 81 - Our rulers will best promote the improvement of the nation by strictly confining themselves to their own legitimate duties, by leaving capital to find its most lucrative course, commodities their fair price, industry and intelligence their natural reward, idleness and folly their natural punishment...
Сторінка xxiii - If we were to prophesy that in the year 1930 a population of fifty millions, better fed, clad, and lodged than the English of our time, will cover these islands, that Sussex and Huntingdonshire will be wealthier than the wealthiest parts of the...
Сторінка 103 - That the maxim of buying in the cheapest market, and selling in the dearest, which regulates every merchant in his individual dealings, is strictly applicable, as the best rule for the trade of the whole nation.
Сторінка xxiv - Yorkshire now are ; that cultivation, rich as that of a flower-garden, will be carried up to the very tops of Ben Nevis and Helvellyn ; that machines constructed on principles yet undiscovered will be in every house ; that there will be no highways but railroads, no travelling but by steam ; that our debt, vast as it seems to us, will appear to our greatI.— 28 grandchildren a trifling encumbrance which might easily be paid off in a year or two — many people would think us insane.
Сторінка 402 - She has, taking the capacity of her land into view as well as its mere measurement, a natural base for the greatest continuous empire ever established by man.
Сторінка 431 - Commission was appointed to inquire into the nature and extent of the bogs of Ireland, and the practicability of draining and cultivating them.
Сторінка 115 - Commission was appointed to inquire into the ' extent, nature and probable causes of the depression now or recently prevailing in various branches of trade and industry and whether it can be alleviated by legislative or other measures.
Сторінка 420 - In florid beauty groves and fields appear, Man seems the only growth that dwindles here. Contrasted faults through all his manners reign ; Though poor, luxurious ; though submissive, vain ; Though grave, yet trifling ; zealous, yet untrue ; And even in penance planning sins anew.
Сторінка 344 - Even for such food and clothing as a criminal obtains, there is hardly enough of production even in a good season, leaving alone all little luxuries, all social and religious wants, all expenses of occasions of joy and sorrow, and any provision for bad season. It must, moreover, be borne in mind that every poor labourer does not get the full share of the average production.

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