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" In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much; With equal advantage the French are content: So we'll clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. "
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edited by - 1883
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1846
...the following despatch from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs :— In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much; With equal advantage the French are content : So we "11 clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. Twenty...
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Punch, Volume 95

English wit and humor - 1888
...shall hardly want to fight elsewhere, Mynheer— even in Africa, I hope. " In matters of Commerce, the fault of the Dutch, Is giving too little and asking too much." You know the old metrical sneer. Suppose we alter it to : — " In matters of bowling the fault of...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 8

American literature - 1846
...the following despatch from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs:— In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much; With equal advantage the French are content: So we'll clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. Twenty...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1846
...the following despatch from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs : — In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much; With equal advantage the French are content : So we'll clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. Twenty...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1884
...race of British statesmen, and should be headed " Wit out of Place ":— '• In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much ; With equal advantage the French are content, So we '11 clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. Twenty...
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Poets and Statesmen: Their Homes and Haunts in the Neighbourhood of Eton and ...

William Dowling - Literary landmarks - 1857 - 272 pages
...hastened to get the key to the cipher, and at length read as follows : — " In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch " Is giving too little and asking too much ; " With equal advantage the French are coutcnt, " So we'll clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent...
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Wool and Woollen Manufactures of Great Britain: A Historical Sketch of Rise ...

Samuel Brothers - Wool industry - 1859 - 171 pages
...admirably and pithily expressed by Canning in his celebrated Despatch : — " In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch, Is giving too little and asking too much." This mania of monopoly which had cha- Monopoly in England graracterized the operations of all the mercantile...
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Het bestuur der buitenlandsche betrekkingen volgens het Nederlandsche staatsregt

Tobias Michael Carel Asser - Constitutional law - 1860 - 387 pages
...Minister CANNING, naar aanleiding van onderhandelingen met Nederland gezegd heeft: "In matters of commeree the fault of the Dutch "Is giving too little and asking too much." De Minister liet daarop volgen: "With equal advantage the Freneh are content, "So we'll clap on Dutch...
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Carthage and Her Remains: Being an Account of the Excavations and Researches ...

Nathan Davis - Archaeological expeditions - 1861 - 631 pages
...received while minister at the Hagnc. On applying the key, it read as follows : " In matters of commerce, the fault of the Dutch is giving too little and asking too much ; with equal advantage the French are content, so we'll clap on Dutch bottoms a twenty per cent. Twenty...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 63

Great Britain - 1861
...commanded their own prices, on the principle once imputed to them by Canning — In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch Is giving too little and asking too much. Free trade and navigation laws, which have demolished their monopolies, had not then appeared to them...
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