The Situation of Great Britain, in the Year 1811

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J. Dennett, 1812 - Finance - 225 pages
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Page 37 - the Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to enquire into the State of the
Page 4 - It is necessary to explain the naval power and the commercial riches of England, and to explode in the face of all Europe, this phantom of prosperity which has deluded every government, which oppresses every people, and which might have enchained the universe by the most scandalous and rigid laws, if, amidst all the
Page 37 - England at the end of the seventeenth century, and the beginning of the eighteenth, the
Page 57 - banking systems—a system and establishment which are themselves founded on the industry and commerce of Great Britain. The Bank has hitherto been the real pillar of the State ; commerce supports the Bank, and both Bank and State are one and the same thing. The Bank makes a figure
Page 8 - Commerce is attended with results which are infinitely advantageous ; but its spirit of enterprise is frequently injurious, because the love of gain tends to obliterate sentiments of liberality, and always ends by substituting self-interest in the place of honour ; so that amongst people essentially or generally commercial, riches obtain too much consideration and influence, to the detriment of honour and good faith.
Page 5 - the result, if Providence had not granted to the French Empire a statesman profound in his councils, a warrior invincible in the field, the wisest administrator, and the greatest as he is the best of
Page 133 - peace. It is the two capitals of England, Manchester and Calcutta, that we must attack ; and we can do this, by merely proscribing, under pain of ridicule and contempt, both the colonial produce and the manufactured goods of Great Britain. In short, it is time to re-conquer our commerce and industry, and to give
Page 9 - founded on commerce, extends its political influence, the less that state can promise itself the enjoyment of a long period of peace. The Venetians, the Portuguese, the Spaniards, the Dutch, the English, and in fact, all modern nations, which have successively pretended to a monopoly of commerce, have been exposed to continual
Page 108 - effected in fifteen years, has given to the British Government the commercial riches of the East : this conquest has permitted the said Government to increase in the space of ten years, its financial resources, in the simple nature of taxes or duties, by the sum of fourteen millions sterling per annum
Page 159 - the Emperor of Austria, the King of Prussia, and the King of Sweden

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