History of Civilization in England, Τόμος 3

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Σελίδα 334 - MONEY is not, properly speaking, one of the subjects of commerce ; but only the instrument which men have agreed upon to facilitate the exchange of one commodity for another.
Σελίδα 320 - That security which the laws in Great Britain give to every man that he shall enjoy the fruits of his own labour, is alone sufficient to make any country flourish, notwithstanding these and twenty other absurd regulations of commerce ; and this security was perfected by the revolution, much about the same time that the bounty was established.
Σελίδα 320 - In all countries where there is tolerable security, every man of common understanding will endeavour to employ whatever stock he can command, in procuring either present enjoyment or future profit.
Σελίδα 358 - That certain features of the countenance, sounds of the voice, and gestures of the body, indicate certain thoughts and dispositions of the mind.
Σελίδα 310 - As we have no immediate experience of what other men feel, we can form no idea of the manner in which they are affected, but by conceiving what we ourselves should feel in the like situation.
Σελίδα 341 - ... supplied to his thoughts, rendered him habitually inattentive to familiar objects, and to common occurrences ; and he frequently exhibited instances of absence, which have scarcely been surpassed by the fancy of La Bruyere...
Σελίδα 106 - Andrews to prepare himself for that day; which when the ministers understood, they stirred up Mr. John Cowper, a young man not entered as yet in the function, to take the pulpit before the time, and exclude the bishop. The king coming at the hour appointed, and seeing him in the place, called to him from his seat, and said, Mr. John, that place was destinate for another; yet since you are there, if you will obey the charge that is given, and remember my mother in your prayers, you shall go on.
Σελίδα 327 - First, in almost every part of Great Britain there is a distinction, even in the lowest species of labour, between summer and winter wages. Summer wages are always highest. But on account of the extraordinary expence of fuel, the maintenance of a family is most expensive in winter.
Σελίδα 138 - ... and descriptive subjects. He wrote Travels in North and South Britain ; he wrote a History of the Union ; he wrote an incorrect History of the Church of Scotland, from the Restoration to the Revolution. None of these historical works are of much value, except, perhaps, the History of the Union...
Σελίδα 139 - Gordons are gone ; the üouglasses little better; Eglintoun and Glencairn on the brink of breaking; many of our chief families estates are cracking; nor is there any appearance of any human relief for the tyme.

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