The Political State of the British Empire: Containing a General View of the Domestic and Foreign Possessions of the Crown; the Laws, Commerce, Revenues, Offices, and Other Establishments, Civil and Military, Volume 3

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818 - Great Britain

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Page 210 - ... surprisals, takings at sea, arrests, restraints, and detainments of all kings, princes, and people, of what nation, condition, or quality soever...
Page 210 - ... arrests, restraints, and detainments of all kings, princes, and people, of what nation, condition, or quality soever, barratry of the master and mariners, and of all other perils, losses, and misfortunes, that have or shall come to the hurt, detriment, or damage of the said goods and merchandises, and ship, &c., or any part thereof.
Page 168 - As defence, however, is of much more importance than opulence, the act of navigation is, perhaps, the wisest of all the commercial regulations of England.
Page 170 - The monopoly of the colony trade, therefore, so far as it has turned towards that trade a greater proportion of the capital of Great Britain than what would...
Page 142 - If this capital is divided between two different grocers, their competition will tend to make both of them sell cheaper than if it were in the hands of one only ; and if it were divided among twenty, their competition would be just so much the greater, and the chance of their combining together in order to raise the price just so much the less.
Page 142 - He is thereby enabled to employ almost his whole stock as a capital. He is thus enabled to furnish work to a greater value ; and the profit which he makes by it in this way much more than compensates the additional price which the profit of the retailer imposes upon the goods.
Page 33 - The Hall is by far the moft magnificent room of the kind in Oxford, and perhaps one of the largeft in the kingdom. The roof is framed of timber, curioufly wrought, and fo contrived as to produce a very grand and noble effect.
Page 407 - ... his own debts, it is his misfortune and not his fault. To the misfortunes, therefore, of debtors, the law has given a compassionate remedy...
Page 168 - The act of navigation is not favourable to foreign commerce, or to the growth of that opulence which can arise from it. The interest of a nation in its commercial relations to foreign nations is, like that of a merchant with regard to the different people with whom he deals, to buy as cheap and to sell as dear as possible.
Page 286 - Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expense of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those in the neighbourhood of the town. They are upon that account the greatest of all improvements.

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