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LECTURES ON THE

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

IN ENGLAND

ORIGINAL EDITION

LECTURES ON THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IN ENGLAND
Popular Addresses, Notes and other Fragments
BY ARNOLD TOYNBEE

With a Memoir of the Author by
BENJAMIN JOWETT, D.D.

8vo, 108. 6d.

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

LONDON, NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALOUTTA

ON THE

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

IN ENGLAND

POPULAR ADDRESSES, NOTES, AND

OTHER FRAGMENTS

BY THE LATE

ARNOLD TOYNBEE

TUTOR OF BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORD

NEW EDITION

Together with a Reminiscence by
LORD MILNER

LONG MANS, GREEN, AND CO.

39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON

NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA

1908

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PREFATORY NOTE

THE cheaper edition of the Industrial Revolution now issued has been called for by the increasing use of the book as an authority on the period indicated by its title and by the appreciation of the whole of its contents on the part of educated working men.

A few words of explanation are necessary as to the form in which these Lectures and Addresses appear. It was after considerable hesitation that I consented to print them. Of all that is contained in the volume, nothing was left by my husband in a form intended for publication; and, possessed of a rare love of perfection, he would have been the first himself to deprecate giving permanency to imperfect work. Speech rather than writing was his natural mode of expression; in conversation even, he would freely and ungrudgingly give forth his best thoughts and the result of researches which had cost him the most labour; and he neither wrote his lectures and addresses before delivering them, nor used any notes in speaking. Hence though he had industriously collected in note-books a mass of materials, at the time of his death he left nothing ready for publication; a fact which will account for the fragmentary character and unequal merit of the contents of the present volume. The unfinished Essay on Ricardo, the chapter on the Disappearance of the Yeomanry in the

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