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acres afforded agricultural allowed became become brought called capital cause century common considerable corn crop cultivation custom direction district duties economy effects England English entirely estates existence exportation fact farm farmer favour feudal field foreign further Government ground hand holding House husbandry importance improvements increased industry interests labour land landlord later lease less Lord manure means mind nature necessary never object obtained origin parish period person plants plough political poor possessed possible powers practice present principle produce profits quarter question reason regarded rent says sheep Society soil success supply tenant term timber tion tithe trade trees turn various views wages waste wealth whole Wirksworth wool writer Young
Сторінка 295 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Сторінка 99 - ... have been and are devised and contrived of malice, fraud, covin, collusion, or guile, to the end, purpose, and intent to delay, hinder or defraud creditors and others of their just and lawful actions...
Сторінка 421 - I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Сторінка 151 - 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 483 - ... /Suppose that there is a kind of income which constantly tends to increase, without any exertion or sacrifice on the part of the owners: those owners constituting a class in the community, whom the natural course of things progressively enriches, consistently with complete passiveness on their own part.
Сторінка 385 - How is it, said I, that every thing which is connected with manufactures presents such features of unqualified deformity? From the largest of Mammon's temples down to the poorest hovel in which his helotry are stalled, these edifices have all one character. Time will not mellow them; nature will neither clothe nor conceal them; and they will remain always as offensive to the eye as to the mind.
Сторінка 156 - The elegance of his dress, of his equipage, of his house and household furniture, are objects which from his infancy he has been accustomed to have some anxiety about. The turn of mind which this habit naturally forms follows him when he comes to think of the improvement of land. He embellishes perhaps four or five hundred acres in the neighbourhood of his house at ten times the...
Сторінка 155 - To improve land with profit, like all other commercial projects, requires an exact attention to small savings and small gains, of which a man born to a great fortune, even though naturally frugal, is very seldom capable. The situation of such a person naturally disposes him to attend rather to ornament which pleases his fancy, than to profit for which he has so little occasion.