Six letters on subjects very important to England

W. Blackwood, and W. Tait, 1831 - 193 sidor
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Sidan 2 - The ruin or prosperity of a state depends so much upon the administration of its government, that to be acquainted with the merit of a ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people *. If...
Sidan 3 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Sidan 28 - ... all over France ; but this I foresee, that before the end of this century, the trade of both King and Priest will not be half so good a one as it has been. Du Clos, in his reflections, hath observed, and very truly, qu'il ya un germe de raison qui commence a se developper en France.
Sidan 2 - ... ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people. If we see them obedient to the laws, prosperous in their industry, united at home, and respected abroad, we may reasonably presume that their affairs are conducted by men of experience, abilities, and virtue. If, on the contrary, we see an universal spirit of distrust and dissatisfaction, a rapid decay of trade, dissensions in all parts of the empire, and a total loss of respect in the eyes of foreign powers, we may pronounce, without...
Sidan 19 - ... become scarce possible to alter them. Few people, I say, foresaw how the creation of funds, and the multiplication of taxes, would...
Sidan 33 - ... and to fortune, fall to the share of nobody but those who are vested with the power of making the laws, their children, or relations ; and the people, which does the work, is the property in fee of those who have the management of public affairs. The English aristocracy displays great intelligence in the way in which it Accomplishes its ends with the working classes. It leaves them all the means for the production of wealth ; and every one of the individuals under its influence may choose the...
Sidan 10 - for that " with divers jugs, To wit, twelve pots, twelve cups, twelve mugs, Of certain vulgar drink called toddy, Said GULL did sluice said GUDGEON'S body.
Sidan 19 - London at least by the establishment of great corporations, was a reason of party to others : and I make no doubt that the opportunity of amassing immense estates by the management of funds, by trafficking in paper, and by all the arts of jobbing, was a reason of private interest to those who supported and improved this scheme of iniquity, if not to those who devised it.
Sidan 34 - English aristocracy allows a certain number of men from the ranks of the people to find thuir way into the two houses of Parliament ; and it is for the interest of its supremacy that it should be so. If the body that makes the laws consisted entirely of the persons for whose advantage the industrious portion of the community is set to work, they might bring their power into peril by demanding of the people more than it was able to pay. The men from among the people who find their way into Parliament,...
Sidan 34 - The exercise of aristocratical power being attached to the possession of great landed property, it is easy to see that younger brothers can have no share in the real estates which may be left by their relatives at their decease. The descendants of an aristocratic family would in fact all sink into the ranks of the common people, if they were to divide what is left by their relations in equal shares. The eldest son therefore keeps to himself all the landed property, to which is attached the exercise...

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