English Merchants: Memoirs in Illustration of the Progress of British Commerce, Volume 1

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R. Bentley, 1866 - Great Britain - 492 pages
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Page 334 - without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what an uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share! Natural historians tell us that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips and haws, acorns and pignuts, with other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the assistances of art, can make no further
Page 399 - into the great Hall where the Bank is kept; and was not a little pleased to see the directors, secretaries, and clerks, with all the other members of that wealthy corporation, ranged in their several stations, according to the parts they hold in that just and regular economy.
Page 370 - that he expected his orders were to be his rules, and not the laws of England, which were a heap of nonsense, compiled by a few ignorant country gentlemen, who hardly knew how to make laws for the good of their own private families, much less for the regulating of companies and foreign commerce.'! That
Page 145 - so far towards that unknown part of the world that he came at last to the place where he found no night at all, but a continual light and brightness of the sun shining clearly upon the huge and mighty sea,
Page 35 - hood, That I had lost among the throng. To buy my own hood I thought it wrong. I knew it as well as I did my creed, But for lack of money I could not speed. ' Then hied I me to Billingsgate; And one cried,
Page 206 - surprise and sudden performance thereof; whilst her courtiers disported themselves with their several expressions, some avowing it was no wonder he could so soon change a building, who could build a 'Change; others, reflecting on some known differences in this knight's family, affirmed that any house is easier divided than
Page 400 - I run no more hazard than your Majesty." " Not so," replied the King ; " I am where it is my duty to be, and I may without presumption commit my life to God's keeping. But you ." Godfrey never heard the sentence finished. At that instant a cannon-ball struck him, and he fell dead at King William's feet*
Page 164 - He saw no human being whatsoever, but he has brought hither to the King certain snares, which had been set to catch game, and a needle for making nets. He also found some felled trees; wherefore he supposed there were inhabitants, and returned to
Page 221 - we wandered in an unknown sea by the space of fourteen days, till hunger enforced us to seek the land; for hides were thought very good meat: rats, cats, mice, and dogs, none escaped that might be gotten; parrots and monkeys, that were had in great price, were thought then very profitable if
Page 127 - began to have the business of Perkin in less estimation, so as he did not put it to account in any consultation of state. But that that moved him most was, that being a King that loved wealth and treasure, he could not endure to have trade sick, nor any obstruction to continue in the gate-vein which disperseth that blood.'*

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