An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe

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B. Took ... Dan. Midwinter ... and T. Ward, 1719 - Europe - 646 pages
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Page 226 - Incertura quo fata ferant. And will not trade and navigation have greater effects in these three kingdoms, whose natural advantages exceed any in Europe? and had two years ago a greater naval force in commission than all...
Page 213 - Livres, whereas in the laft Age It did not amount to above 9 or 10 Millions ; at the time of Henry IV. to 16 Millions, and in the Year 1639 to 77 Millions ; which vaft Difference is in part to be...
Page 78 - Europe tells us, that Philip being intent upon the reducing of the Netherlands, thought that nothing could do it more effectually than to stop their trade and commerce with Spain and Portugal, for hitherto the Dutch had traded no further, being used to fetch away their commodities from thence, and to convey them into the more northern parts of Europe. Upon this...
Page 140 - Work as otherwife they might ; and yet they cxpcct to be paid for their idle Hours as well as the reft ; which is the Reafon why they fell their Wares at a higher rate than others, and that they envy fuch French Handicrafts-men who live among them, and are feldom diverted from their daily labour, by any Fleafures.
Page 143 - Jfituated almoft in the very middle of Europe', in a narrow Sea, where all Ships which either go...
Page 281 - Empire, nevertheless they ought not to be consider'd as Subjects, or only as potent or rich Citizens in a Government; for they are actually possess'd of the supreme Jurisdiction in the Criminal Affairs; they have power to make Laws and to regulate Church Affairs, (which however is only to be...
Page 534 - ... the world, and the mines are fitted by nature for that purpose, being surrounded by woods and rivers. There is a silver mine in Westmanland. Finland brings forth pitch, and tar, and deal; and Wermanland good store of masts. The native commodities of Sweden are copper, iron, tar, pitch, masts, deals, boards, &c. In lieu of which, Sweden receives from abroad, wine, brandy, salt, spices, cloths...

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