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Adam Smith advantages agricultural amount appears ascer augment Bank of England bread capital causes cent CHAP chiefly circumstances civil cloth commercial competition condition corn corn-laws cottars crime criminal calendar demand diet economy effect employed employment England established evil existing favourable former freedom greater habits Henry VII House of Commons House of Lords houses husbandry idle improvement increase individuals industry influence inquiry institutions interest Ireland knowledge land lative laws legislation less liberty Lord machinery maintenance manufacturing marriage masters ment mercantile metropolis moral natural object operation parish parliament pauperism period persons political poor poor-laws poor-rate popular population price of labour principle produce profit progress proportion provision quantity rate of wages regulations reign relief rent Scotland slavery social society statute subsistence supply tend tendency tion tithe towns trade viduals wealth wheat workhouse workmen
Página 250 - But what improves the circumstances of the greater part can never be regarded as an inconveniency to the whole. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Página 6 - For a pair of diamond buckles, perhaps, or for something as frivolous and useless, they exchanged the maintenance, or what is the same thing, the price of the maintenance of a thousand men for a year, and with it the whole weight and authority which it could give them.
Página 91 - Let us, said he, make relief in cases where there are a number of children, a matter of right and an honour, instead of a ground for opprobrium and contempt. This will make a large family a blessing, and not a curse ; and this will draw a proper line of distinction between those who are able to provide for themselves by their labour, and those who, after having enriched their country with a number of children, have a claim upon its assistance for their support.
Página 509 - By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard, Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiers, Armed in proof, and led by shallow Richmond.
Página 230 - The subsistence which they find there is so scanty, that they are eager to fish up the nastiest garbage thrown overboard from any European ship. Any carrion, the carcase of a dead dog or cat, for example, though half putrid and stinking, is as welcome to them as the most wholesome food to the people of other countries.
Página 52 - ... consult, covenant with, entertain, employ, feed, or reward any evil and wicked spirit to or for any intent or purpose; or take up any dead man, woman, or child out of his, her, or their grave, or any other place where the dead body...
Página 131 - That the Division of Labour is limited by the Extent of the Market...
Página 196 - Without regarding the danger, however, young volunteers never enlist so readily as at the beginning of a new war; and though they have scarce any chance of preferment, they figure to themselves, in their youthful fancies, a thousand occasions of acquiring honour and distinction which never occur. These romantic hopes make the whole price of their blood. Their pay is less than that of common labourers, and in actual service their fatigues are much greater.
Página 132 - It is impossible there should be such a trade as even that of a nailer in the remote and inland parts of the Highlands of Scotland. Such a workman at the rate of a thousand nails a day, and three hundred working days in the year, will make three hundred thousand nails in the year. But in such a situation it would be impossible to dispose of one thousand, that is, of one day's work in the year.