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" To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. "
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1888
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - 1811
...to a single order of men, is in many different ways hurtful to the general interest of the country. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers ; but extremely fit for a nation...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith, Garnier (M., Germain) - Economics - 1811
...to a single order of men, is in many different ways hurtful to the general interest of the country. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...manufactures which they will create in return. Mr. Maltlius speaks indeed of the impolicy of ' founding a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers;' but neither the means nor the end to which his remarks apply are the same as those now under consideration:...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...manufactures which they will create in return. Mr. Malthus speaks indeed of the impolicy of ' founding a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers ;' but neither the means nor the end to which his remarks apply are the same as those now under consideration...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...manufactures which they will create in return. Mr. Malthas speaks indeed of the impolicy of ' founding a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers ;' but neither the means nor the end to which his remarks apply are the same as those now under consideration...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. With a comm ...

Adam Smith - 1836
...to a single order of men is in many different ways hurtful to the general interest of the country. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers ; but extremely fit for aj}^?...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical ..., Volume 3

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1843
...describes the origin of this spirit of monopoly with regard to the trade with our colonies : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers ; but extremely fit for a nation...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1888
...shop-keeping nation " ; and again, Adam Smith, in his ' Wealth of Nations' (1775, and in octavo edition, 1802, ii. 439), said, " To found a great empire for the...scoundrels that ever existed. In the reply above noticed (5th S. vi. 420) it is stated that Barere, in speaking on June 18, 1794, about the naval action which...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical Relations ...

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1851 - 846 pages
...trade with our colonies : — " To found a great empire for the sole puq>ose of raising up a pe"p' ' of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation ' : shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of slu'jkeepers ; but extremely...
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The Progress of the Nation in Its Various Social and Economic Relations from ...

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1851 - 843 pages
...thus describes the origin of this spirit of monopoly with regard to trade with our colonies : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a pe< of customers may at first sight appear a project fit only for a natie shopkeepers. It is, however,...
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