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Сторінка 195 - What is prudence in the conduct of every private family, can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom. If a foreign country can supply us with a commodity cheaper than we ourselves can make it, better buy it of them with some part of the produce of our own industry, employed in a way in which we have some advantage.
Сторінка 175 - 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.
Сторінка 195 - It is the maxim of every prudent master of a family, never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy. The tailor does not attempt to make his own shoes, but buys them of the shoemaker. The shoemaker does not attempt to make his own clothes, but employs a tailor.
Сторінка 198 - Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
Сторінка 242 - KEATS. By Sidney Colvin. LAMB. By Alfred Ainger. LANDOR. By Sidney Colvin. LOCKE. By Prof. Fowler. MACAULAY. By J. Cotter Morison. MILTON. By Mark Pattison. POPE. By Leslie Stephen. SCOTT. By RH Hutton. SHELLEY. By JA Symonds. SHERIDAN. By Mrs. Oliphant. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY. By JA Symonds. SOUTHEY. By Prof. Dowden. SPENSER. By RW Church. STERNE. By HD Traill. SWIFT. By Leslie Stephen. THACKERAY. By A. Trollope. WORDSWORTH. By FWH Myers.
Сторінка 170 - Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as Little as possible, over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state.
Сторінка 136 - Greece as they please," wrote Hume from Paris, " but no nation was ever so proud of genius as this, and no person ever so much engaged their attention as Rousseau ! Voltaire and everybody else are quite eclipsed by him.
Сторінка 169 - But this proportion must in every nation be regulated by two different circumstances; first by the skill, dexterity and judgment with which its labour is generally applied; and secondly, by the proportion between the number of those who are employed in useful labour, and that of those who are not so employed.
Сторінка 153 - I am mortally sick at sea, and regard with horror and a kind of hydrophobia the great gulph that lies between us. I am also tired of travelling, as much as you ought naturally to be of staying at home. I therefore propose to you to come hither, and pass some days with me in this solitude. I want to know what you have been doing, and...
Сторінка 19 - I mentioned to him that Dr. Adam Smith, in his lectures upon composition, when I studied under him in the College of Glasgow, had maintained the same opinion strenuously, and I repeated some of his arguments. JOHNSON.

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