An Introduction to English Economic History and Theory, Volume 1

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G.P. Putnam, 1906 - Great Britain
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Page 393 - I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. It is an affectation, indeed, not very common among merchants, and very few words need be employed in dissuading them from it.
Page 289 - He had walk for an hundred sheep, and my mother milked thirty kine. He was able and did find the king a harness, with himself and his horse, while he came to the place that he should receive the king's wages.
Page 220 - There were still small masterartisans, with journeymen and apprentices ; the work was still carried on in the master's or the journeyman's own house, and the craftsmen were personally free as to their daily actions. But the master had lost his economic independence, and no longer acted as a shop-keeper or merchant.
Page 289 - He married my sisters with five pound or twenty nobles a-piece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours ; and some alms he gave to the poor, and all this he did of the said farm.
Page 334 - ... a man hath no great need in harvest time shall be compelled to serve in harvest, to cut, gather, and bring in the corn.
Page 133 - The twelve principal companies are those of the Mercers, Grocers, Drapers, Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Skinners, Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, Salters, Ironmongers, Vintners, and Clothworkers...
Page 367 - ... endowed by the discretion of the ordinary, to do divine service, and to inform the people, and to keep hospitality there ; and that no religious, ie regular priest, should in anywise be made vicar in any church appropriated.
Page 352 - All their household stuff, which is very little worth, though it might well abide the sale: yet being suddenly thrust out, they be constrained to sell it for a thing of nought. And when they have wandered abroad till that be spent, what can they then else do but steal, and then justly pardy be hanged, or else go about a begging.
Page 432 - EVEN in that early state to which Adam Smith refers, some capital, though possibly made and accumulated by the hunter himself, would be necessary to enable him to kill his game. Without some weapon, neither the beaver nor the deer could be destroyed, and therefore the value of these animals would be regulated, not solely by the time and labour necessary to their destruction, but also by the time and labour necessary for providing the hunter's capital, the weapon, by the aid of which their destruction...
Page 193 - The purpose of the present chapter will be to trace the fortunes of the industry from the middle of the fourteenth century to the middle of the...

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