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Page 316 - ... to the directors of the bank of England, and they are hereby required, on the grounds of the exigency of the case, to conform thereto until the sense of parliament can be taken as aforesaid.
Page 55 - The commencement of this pernicious practice deserves to be noted ; a practice the more likely to become pernicious, the more a nation advances in opulence and credit. The ruinous effects of it are now become apparent, and threaten the very existence of the nation.
Page 54 - Our parliamentary aids, from the year 1740 exclusively, to the year 1748 inclusively, amount to 55,522,1 59/. 16s. 3d., a sum that will appear incredible to future generations, and is so almost to the present. Till we have paid a good part of our debt, and restored our country in some measure to her former wealth and power, it will be difficult to maintain the dignity of great Britain, to make her respected abroad, and secure from injuries or even affronts on the part of her neighbours.
Page 54 - Friday the twenty-ninth day of January, 1762, by his Majesty's command. In a letter from a member of Parliament, to a friend in the country.
Page 346 - The authority of the prince," said Artaxerxes, "must be defended by a military force; that force can only be maintained by taxes ; all taxes must, at last, fall upon agriculture ; and agriculture can never flourish except under the protection of justice and moderation.
Page 51 - AN ANTIDOTE TO DESPONDENCY, or progressive Assertions from respectable Authority, tending to prove, that the Nation was actually undone prior to the Revolution in 1688; and that it has remained in a continued state of Ruin or Decay ever since that memorable Era...
Page 346 - This by the way, if well considered, might let us see, that taxes, however contrived, and out of whose hands soever immediately taken, do, in a country where their great fund is in land, for the most part terminate upon land.
Page 233 - ... extraordinary contribution should be raised by a tax on capital, or a tax on income, or by blending the two together, which though the most complicated, yet being unquestionably the j ustest, ought to be preferred.
Page 297 - the advantages of this measure were evinced by a speedy "restoration of confidence in mercantile transactions, which produced a facility "in raising money that was presently felt, not only in the metropolis, but ''through the whole extent of Great Britain.