The Works of William Robertson ...: History of America

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Cadell and Davies, 1817 - Scotland
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Page 65 - Projects of mining, instead of replacing the capital employed in them, together with the ordinary profits of stock, commonly absorb both capital and profit. They are the projects, therefore, to which of all others a prudent lawgiver, who desired to increase the capital of his nation, would least choose to give any extraordinary encouragement, or to turn towards them a greater share of that capital than what would go to them of its own accord.
Page 238 - England; for the maintaining a greater correspondence and kindness between them, and keeping them in a firmer dependence upon it, and rendering them yet more beneficial and advantageous unto it in the further employment and increase of English shipping and seamen, vent of English woollen and other manufactures and commodities...
Page 155 - England, the articles in it merit particular attention, as they unfold the ideas of that age with respect to the nature of such settlements. Elizabeth authorizes him to discover and take possession of all remote and barbarous lands, unoccupied by any Christian prince or people.
Page 125 - THE HISTORY OF AMERICA. BOOKS IX. AND X. CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, TO THE YEAR 1688; AND THE HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND, TO THE YEAR 1652.
Page 238 - ... this kingdom a staple, not only of the commodities of those plantations, but also of the commodities of other countries and places, for the supplying of them; and it being the usage of other nations to keep their plantations trade to themselves.
Page 189 - ... they in their good discretion shall think to be fittest for the good of the adventurers and inhabitants there...
Page 237 - By it, besides several momentous articles foreign to the subject of this work, it was enacted, that no commodities should be imported into any settlement in Asia, Africa, or America, or exported from them, but in vessels of English...
Page 157 - She declared, that all who settled there should have and enjoy all the privileges of free denizens and natives of England, any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding. And finally, she prohibited all persons from attempting to settle within two hundred leagues of any place which Sir Humphrey Gilbert, or his associates, shall have occupied, during the space of six years.
Page 268 - That it was not with them as with other men, whom small things could discourage, or small discontents cause to wish themselves at home again.
Page 71 - Wealth, which flows in gradually, and with BOOK moderate increase, feeds and nourishes that activity which is friendly to commerce, and calls it forth into vigorous and well-conducted exertions ; but when opulence pours in suddenly, and with too full a stream, it overturns all sober plans of industry, and brings along with it a taste for what is wild and extravagant, and daring in business or in action.

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