America's Economic Supremacy

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Page 128 - The earth was made for Dombey and Son to trade in, and the sun and moon were made to give them light. Rivers and seas were formed to float their ships ; rainbows gave them promise of fair weather; winds blew for or against their enterprises ; stars and planets circled in their orbits, to preserve inviolate a system of which they were the centre.
Page 93 - There is no European nation which, within the course of half a century or little more, has undergone so complete a change as this kingdom of Scotland. The effects of the insurrection of 1745, — the destruction of the patriarchal power of the Highland chiefs, the abolition of the heritable jurisdictions of the Lowland nobility and barons, the total eradication of the Jacobite party, which, averse to intermingle with the English or adopt their...
Page 93 - The gradual influx of wealth, and extension of commerce, have since united to render the present people of Scotland a class of beings as different from their grandfathers, as the existing English are from those of Queen Elizabeth's time.
Page 95 - I was only ganging to say, my lord," said Evan, in what he meant to be an insinuating manner, " that if your excellent Honour and the honourable court would let Vich Ian Vohr go free just this once, and let him gae back to Prance, and no to trouble King George's government again, that ony six o...
Page 99 - I am a bad hand at depicting a hero, properly so called, and have an unfortunate propensity for the dubious characters of Borderers, buccaneers, Highland robbers, and all others of a Robin Hood description. I do not know why it should be, as I am myself, like Hamlet, indifferent honest ; but I suppose the blood of the old cattledrivers of Teviotdale continues to stir in my veins.
Page 140 - I spent it in a dinner or a tea. I know that I worked, from morning to night, with common men and boys, a shabby child. I know that I tried, but ineffectually, not to anticipate my money, and to make it last...
Page 98 - The hero is a sneaking piece of imbecility ; and if he had married Flora, she would have set him up upon the chimneypiece, as Count Borowlaski's wife used to do with him.* I am a bad hand...

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