Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 48

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Page 595 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 677 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry; to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate science in different parts of the British Empire with one another, and with foreign philosophers ; to obtain a more general attention to the objects of science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page xxiv - Committees for the several Sections before the beginning of the Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and that...
Page 645 - ... has incorporated into it so much that relates to the other social aspects that he has on this very ground been censured by some of the later economists. Mill, however, who of all his English...
Page 647 - at showing what is the course of action into which mankind living in a state of society would be impelled if that motive " — except so far as it is checked by aversion to labour, and desire of present indulgence — " were absolute master of all their actions.
Page 647 - The special desire for accumulation, apart from the immediate or particular uses of wealth, is no doubt a principle of social growth which must not be overlooked; but this, too, takes different directions and works to different ends in different stages of social development. All these economic motors require to be made the subjects of careful and extensive observation; and their several forms, instead of being rudely massed together under a common name, should be discriminated as they in fact exist....
Page 222 - an Act to provide for uniformity in the assessment of rateable property in the Metropolis...
Page 651 - ... not without misgivings, following certain abstract assumptions to their logical results. In Smith you feel yourself in contact with real life, observing human acts and their consequences by the light of experience. Of course deduction is not wanting; but it is in the way of explanation; the facts are interpreted from the nature and circumstances of men in general, or particular groups of men. Sagacious observation and shrewd comment go hand in hand.
Page 33 - State became the director of these studies and gave honour to them ; then disciples would want to come, and there would be continuous and earnest search, and discoveries would be made; since even now, disregarded as they are by the world, and maimed of their fair proportions, and although none of their votaries can tell the use of them, still these studies force their way by their natural charm, and very likely, if they had the help of the State, they would some day emerge into light.
Page 647 - Comte remarked, the most fundamental economic notions have been subtilized in the ordinary treatises, till the discussions about them often wander away from any relation to fact, and lose themselves in a region of nebulous metaphysics ; so that exact thinkers have felt themselves obliged to abandon the use of some of the most necessary terms, such as value, utility, production, and to express the ideas they attach to them by circuitous phrases. I am far from condemning the effort after accuracy of...

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