A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting Its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Institutions, Volume 1

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C. Knight, 1839 - Great Britain
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Page 638 - The right of every man to The vigour . J? o M it • V M. L ' J _J- "Ml employ the Capital he inherits or has acquired according to they his own discretion without molestation or obstruction, so long as he does not infringe on the rights or property of others is one of those privileges which the free and happy Constitution of this Country has long accustomed every Briton to consider as his birth-right'.
Page 186 - They do nearly all their work themselves ; ahd arc passionately fond of buying a bit of land. Though I have said they are happy, yet I should note that it, was remarked to me, that the little proprietors work like Negroes, and do not live so well as the inhabitants of the poor-house ; but all is made amends for by possessing land.
Page 303 - Banffshire, a maritime county, is bounded on the north by the Moray Frith ; on the east and south by Aberdeenshire ; and on the west by Inverness-shire and Morayshire.
Page 96 - England, that loved and esteemed his own country : 'twas in reply to some of the company that were reviling our climate, and extolling those of Italy and Spain, or at least of France : he said, he thought that was the best climate, where he could be abroad in the air with pleasure, or at least without trouble...
Page 187 - I have not seen a set more liberal in any part of the kingdom. Industrious, active, enlightened, free from all foolish and expensive show, or pretence to emulate the gentry ; they live comfortably and hospitably, as good farmers ought to live ; and in my opinion are remarkably void of those rooted prejudices which sometimes are reasonably objected to this race of men. I met with many who had mounted their nags, and quitted their homes purposely to examine other parts of the kingdom ; had done it...
Page 695 - I was surprised at the prodigious number of blacksmiths' shops upon the road ; and could not conceive how a country, though populous, could support so many people of the same occupation. In some of these shops I observed one or more females...
Page 4 - GREECE. SECTION I. Greece — the Country and the People. 1. Greece, the most celebrated country of antiquity, was of very inconsiderable extent, scarcely exceeding in size the half of the state of New York. It was bounded on all sides by- the sea, except on the north, where it bordered upon *Macedo'nia and Epi'rus. Its general aspect is rugged, but its climate is highly propitious ; and no other country of antiquity was so favorably situated for holding commerce with other ancient nations. 2. This...
Page 707 - Fond, writing on this subject, says, " its excellent workmanship, its solidity, the advantage which it possesses of sustaining the action of fire, its fine glaze impenetrable to acids, the beauty and convenience of its form, and the cheapness of its price, have given rise to a commerce so active and so universal, that in travelling from Paris to...
Page 642 - Smyrna, and at home worke the same, and perfect it into fustians, vermillions, dimities, and other such stuffs, and then return it to London, where the same is vented and sold, and not seldom sent into foreign parts, who have means, at far easier termes, to provide themselves of the said first materials.

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