The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood, the Potter

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1915 - 388 стор.
 

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Сторінка 20 - The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour, and the greater part of the skill. dexterity, and judgment with which it is anywhere directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour.
Сторінка 237 - To expect, indeed, that the freedom of trade should ever be entirely restored in Great Britain, is as absurd as to expect that an Oceana or Utopia should ever be established in it.
Сторінка 297 - Critical upon the best principles; adding that the authors of the Monthly Review were enemies to the Church. This the King said he was sorry to hear. The conversation next turned on the Philosophical Transactions, when Johnson observed that they had now a better method of arranging their materials than formerly. "Ay" (said the King), "they are obliged to Dr.
Сторінка 333 - This was the first observation I ever made to Coleridge, and he said it was a very just and striking one. I remember the leg of Welsh mutton and the turnips on the table that day had the finest flavour imaginable.
Сторінка 180 - Friend of Art ! your gems derive Fine forms from Greece, and fabled gods revive ; Or bid from modern life the portrait breathe, And bind round Honour's brow the laurel wreath ; — Buoyant shall sail, with Fame's historic page, Each fair medallion o'er the wrecks of age ; Nor time shall mar, nor steel, nor fire, nor rust, Touch the hard polish of the immortal bust.
Сторінка 294 - Scotch accent; his manners gentle, modest, unassuming. In a company where he was not known, unless spoken to, he might have tranquilly passed the whole time in pursuing his own meditations.
Сторінка 150 - You might draw, but I can't describe the enchanting scenes of the park : it is a hill of three miles, but broke into all manner of beauty ; such lawns, such wood, rills, cascades, and a thickness of verdure, quite to the summit of the hill, and commanding such a vale of towns, and meadows, and woods extending quite to the Black mountain in Wales, that I quite forgot my favourite Thames!
Сторінка 55 - In graceful act he stands, His arm extended with the slackened bow : Light flows his easy robe, and fair displays A manly softened form.
Сторінка 204 - I was unanimously elected by one Elector," says Francis, "to represent this ancient borough in Parliament . . . there was no other Candidate, no Opposition, no Poll demanded, Scrutiny or petition. So I had nothing to do but to thank the said Elector for the Unanimous Voice with which I was chosen.
Сторінка 277 - ... continue to do, without ever attempting to make any private emolument from them to himself. " I mentioned this business to our good friend, Dr. Darwin, who agrees with us in sentiment, that it would be a pity that Dr. Priestley should have any cares or cramps to interrupt him in the fine vein of experiments he is in the midst of, and is willing to devote his time to the pursuit of, for the public good. The Doctor will subscribe, and has thought of some friends who, he is persuaded, will gladly...

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