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by Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. With a comm ...

Adam Smith - 1836
...deliberations ought to be governed by general principles which are always the same, as to the skill of that insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs. When there is no probability that any such repeal can be procured, it seems...
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A letter to Nassau William Senior ... in reply to the article, 'Free trade ...

Robert Torrens - 1843
...deliberations ought to be governed by general principles which are always the same, as to the skill of that insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...directed by the momentary fluctuation of affairs. But where there is no probability that any such repeal can be procured, it seems a bad method of compensating...
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Lives of Men of Letters & Science who Flourished in the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Biography - 1846
...capital, and obstruct the very ends they are intended to gain ; finally, that the metals themselves arc not wealth, but only one part, and a very small and...were always directed by more liberal and permanent A'iews than Dr. Smith himself on this one point entertained; being always pointed to dissuade my "...
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The lives of men of letters and science: who flourished in the time of ...

Baron Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux - English literature - 1846 - 301 pages
...But the consideration how far such experiments are likely in any case to succeed, he says, befongs not so much to the philosopher or the lawgiver as...momentary fluctuation of affairs" (vol. ii. p. '201). 1 trust I may be excused for saying that my councils were always directed by more liberal and permanent...
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Biographical memoir of the late Charles Macintosh ...

George Macintosh - 1847 - 188 pages
...this idiosyncracy, to use the words of the infallible Adam Smith himself, " that insidious and erafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman, or politician,...councils are directed by the momentary fluctuation of affair s,"\ has not failed to avail himself; and, accordingly, "free trade " has almost invariably...
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History of Civilization in England, Volume 1

Henry Thomas Buckle - France - 1861
...merchants, and many words are not needed to dissuade them from so foolish a practice. 64 60 " That insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs." Wealth of A'atiotu, book iv. chap. ii. p. 190. " " That security which the...
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History of Civilization in England, Volume 2

Henry Thomas Buckle - Civilization - 1861
...among merchants, and many words are not needed to dissuade them from so foolish i. practice.64 w " That insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs." Wealth of Nations, book iv. chap. ii. p. 190. 61 " That security which the...
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Geschichte der Civilisation in England, Volume 2

Henry Thomas Buckle - France - 1861
...und es bedarf nicht vieler Worte, sie von einem so thörichten Verfahren abzubringen.64) 60) „That insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs." Wcalth of Nations, book IV, chap. II, p. 190. 61) „That security which...
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1869
...ought to be governed by general principles which are always the same, as to the skill of that ineidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman or...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs. When there is no probability that any such repeal can be procured}» it eecms...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. A careful ...

Adam Smith - 1875
...deliberations ought to be governed by general principles which are always the same, as to the skill of that insidious and crafty animal, vulgarly called a statesman...politician, whose councils are directed by the momentary fluctuations of affairs. When there is no probability that any such repeal can be procured, it seems...
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