Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange

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W. Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 1850 - Speculation - 167 pages

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Page 6 - Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee; And was the safeguard of the west: the worth Of Venice did not fall below her birth, Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty. She was a maiden City, bright and free; No guile seduced, no force could violate; And, when she took unto herself a Mate, She must espouse the everlasting Sea. And what if she had seen those glories fade, Those titles...
Page 22 - At length Corruption, like a gen'ral flood, "(So long by watchful Ministers withstood) "Shall deluge all; and Av'rice creeping on, "Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the Sun; "Statesman and Patriot ply alike the stocks, "Peeress and Butler share alike the Box, "And Judges job, and Bishops bite the town, "And mighty Dukes pack cards for half a crown. "See Britain sunk in lucre's sordid charms, "And France revenged of ANNE'S and EDWARD'S arms!
Page 43 - I am one who will lift up my hands against it. In such a cause even your success would be hazardous. America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man. She would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the constitution along with her. Is this your boasted peace, to sheathe the sword, not in its scabbard, but in the bowels of your countrymen...
Page 126 - France it was long deemed unlawful, " because it is an offence against public decency to set a price upon the life of a freeman, which is above all valuation.
Page 36 - The peace of 1763,' continued he, ' was carried through and approved by a pecuniary distribution. Nothing else could have surmounted the difficulty. I was myself the channel through which the money passed. With my own hand I secured above one hundred and twenty votes on that most important question to ministers.
Page 109 - The Prince of Hesse Cassel,' said Rothschild, ' gave my father his money ; there was no time to be lost ; he sent it to me. I had 600,000 arrive unexpectedly by the post ; and I put it to such good use, that the prince made me a present of all his wine and his linen.
Page 50 - Holborn had a lottery ticket presented to her by her husband ; and on the Sunday preceding the drawing her success was prayed for in the parish church, in this form : ' The prayers of this congregation are desired for the success of a person engaged in a new undertaking.
Page 125 - Omnium' is a term used to express the aggregate value of the different stocks in which a loan is usually funded. " ' Scrip' is embryo stock, before the whole of the instalments are paid.
Page 67 - At this era, the first of the union between Great Britain and Ireland, the public funded debt had accumulated in five successive reigns to ,^552,730,924. The inviolate faith of the British nation, and the principles of the constitution, sanction and ensure the property embarked in this undertaking. May the blessing of the constitution be secured to the latest posterity.
Page 10 - ... Jonathan's into the Alley, you turn your face full south ; moving on a few paces, and then turning due east, you advance to Garraway's ; from thence, going out at the other door, you go on still east into Birchin Lane...

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