An Historical View of the Domestic Economy of G. Britain, and Ireland, from the Earliest to the Present Times: With a Comparative Estimate of Their Manufactures, and Trade, in Every Age

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A. Constable, 1812 - Great Britain - 496 pages
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Page 97 - The time shall come, when free as seas or wind Unbounded Thames shall flow for all mankind ; Whole nations enter with each swelling tide, And seas but join the regions they divide ; Earth's distant ends our glory shall behold, And the new world launch forth to seek the old.
Page 151 - Till kings call forth th' ideas of your mind, (Proud to accomplish what such hands design'd) Bid harbours open, public ways extend, Bid temples, worthier of the God, ascend, Bid the broad arch the dangerous flood contain, The mole projected break the roaring main, Back to his bounds their subject sea command, And roll obedient rivers through the land.
Page 98 - Earth's distant ends our glory shall behold, And the new world launch forth to seek the old. Then ships of uncouth form shall stem the tide, And feather'd people crowd my wealthy side, And naked youths and painted chiefs admire Our speech, our colour, and our strange attire ! Oh stretch thy reign, fair Peace ! from shore to shore, Till conquest cease, and slavery be no more...
Page 136 - I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, 'Keep your piece nine years.
Page 53 - Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life ; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do. with their death, bury their parents
Page 98 - Vengeance, bath'd in gore, retires, Her weapons blunted, and extinct her fires : There hateful Envy her own snakes shall feel , And Persecution mourn her broken wheel : There Faction roar, Rebellion bite her chain, And gasping Furies thirst for blood in vain.
Page 76 - ... commenced, in which the bounds of prerogative and liberty have been better defined, the principles of government more thoroughly examined and understood, and the rights of the subject more explicitly guarded by legal provisions, than in any other period of the English history.
Page 407 - There is at this day no monument or real argument, that when the Irish were first invaded, they had any...
Page 151 - Bid harbours open, public ways extend, Bid temples worthier of the God ascend, Bid the broad arch the dangerous flood contain, The mole projected break the roaring main ; Back to his bounds their subject sea command, And roll obedient rivers through the land : These honours, peace to happy BRITAIN brings, These are imperial works, and worthy kings.
Page 372 - The liberal reward of labour, therefore, as it is the effect of increasing wealth, so it is the cause of increasing population. To complain of it, is to lament over the necessary effect and cause of the greatest public prosperity.