The English Brass & Copper Industries to 1800

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Longmans, Green and Company Limited, 1926 - Brass industry and trade - 388 pages
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Page 68 - England, in parliament assembled, being chosen by, and representing, the people, have the supreme power in this nation : . . . that whatsoever is enacted, or declared for law, by the commons, in parliament assembled, hath the force of law; and all the people of this nation are concluded thereby, although the consent and concurrence of king, or house of peers be not had thereunto'.
Page 67 - That the People are, under God, the Original of all just Power: And do also Declare, that the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, being chosen by, and representing the People, have the Supreme Power in this Nation...
Page 153 - There was a considerable demand for this special brass among the workers of Birmingham, while large quantities of the zinc he made were exported.2 Two other companies — Roe and Co. of Macclesfield and Fenton and Copper Co. of Yorkshire — call for notice. The former was founded about 1757, and...
Page 121 - God one thousand six hundred sixty and five,8 unless only in passing upon the road, come or be within five miles of any city, or town corporate, or borough that sends burgesses to the Parliament...
Page ix - Revolution, the first thing that strikes us is the far greater rapidity which marks the growth of population. Before 1751 the largest decennial increase, so far as we can calculate from our imperfect materials, was 3 per cent. For each of the next three decennial periods the increase was 6 per cent; then between 1781 and 1791 it was 9 per cent; between 1791 and 1801, 11 per cent; between 1801 and 1811, 14 per cent; between 1811 and 1821, 18 per cent.
Page 99 - ... shall and may hold and enjoy the same mine or mines and ore; and continue in the possession thereof, and dig and work the said mine or mines or ore, notwithstanding that such mine or mines or ore shall be pretended or claimed to be a royal mine...
Page 43 - I do speak it, there is no act of hers that hath been or is more derogatory to her own majesty, more odious to the subject, more dangerous to the commonwealth, than the granting of these monopolies.
Page 372 - The Case of the Manufacturers and Workers of Copper and Brass Wire, etc.
Page 122 - I was surprised at the place, but more so at the people: They were a species I had never seen: They possessed a vivacity I had never beheld: I had been among dreamers, but now I saw men awake...
Page 58 - Monopoly are twaine: the restraint of the liberty of commerce to some one or few, and the setting of the price at the pleasure of the Monopolian to his private benefit, and the prejudice of the publique. Upon which two hinges every Monopoly turneth.

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