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Page 229 - I know nothing that could, in this view, be said better, than " do unto others as ye would that others should do unto you...
Page 71 - And so it is throughout the south and west of Ireland ; the traveller is haunted by the face of the popular starvation. It is not the exception, it is the condition of the people. In this fairest and richest of countries, men are suffering and starving by millions. There...
Page 226 - Except for cotton he has neither a foreign nor a home market. Does not this clearly prove, when there is no market either at home or abroad, that there is too much labor employed in agriculture ? and that the channels of labor should be multiplied?
Page 128 - Every one has a right to live. We will suppose this granted. But no one has a right to bring creatures into life, to be supported by other people.
Page 53 - In 1732, the exportation of hats from province to province was prohibited, and the number of apprentices to be taken by hatters was limited. In 1750, the erection of any mill or other engine for splitting or rolling iron was prohibited; but pig-iron was allowed to be imported into England duty free, that it might then be manufactured and sent back again. At a later period. Lord Chatham declared, that he would not allow the colonists to make even a hob-nail for themselves.
Page 226 - ... most profitable account; and benefits to the country will result. Take from agriculture in the United States six hundred thousand men, women, and children, and you at once give a home market for more breadstuffs than all Europe now furnishes us.
Page 203 - To those who have never reflected on the subject, it may seem like exaggeration to say that, as a general fact, at least nine-tenths of the lower orders suffer physically, morally, and intellectually, from being over-worked and under-fed ; and yet I am convinced that the more the subject shall be investigated, the more deeply shall we become impressed with the truth and importance of the statement. It is true that...
Page 172 - Eurcjpe. 4. That no stimulus of price can materially augment this annual increase, as the planters always grow as much cotton as the negro population can pick.
Page 226 - In short, sir, we have been too long subject to the policy of British merchants. It is time that we should become a little more Americanized; and instead of feeding the paupers and laborers of England feed our own, or else in a short time by continuing our present policy we shall all be rendered paupers ourselves.
Page iv - ... it is that the true, the profitable, and the only means of attaining perfect freedom of trade, is to be found in that efficient protection which shall fully and completely carry out the doctrine of Dr. Smith, in bringing the loom and the anvil to take their natural places by the side of the plough and the harrow.