The Edinburgh Review, Volume 52; Volume 86

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A. and C. Black, 1847 - English literature
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Page 276 - ... must lose the freight from their own country to Great Britain. By diminishing the number of sellers, therefore, we necessarily diminish that of buyers, and are thus likely not only to buy foreign goods dearer, but so sell our own cheaper, than if there was a more perfect freedom of trade.
Page 275 - The act of navigation is not favourable to foreign commerce, or to the growth of that opulence which can arise from it.
Page 414 - It seems to me to show the ill effects of that division of labor which prevails so much amongst the learned men of Germany. Strauss writes about history and myths, without appearing to have studied the question, but having heard that some pretended histories are mythical, he borrows this notion as an engine to help him out of Christianity. But the idea of men writing mythic histories between the time of Livy and Tacitus, and of St. Paul mistaking such for realities...
Page 275 - ... 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. But it will be most likely to buy cheap, when by the most perfect freedom of trade it encourages all nations to bring to it the goods which it has occasion to purchase ; and, for the same reason, it will be most likely to sell dear, when its markets are thus filled with the greatest number of buyers.
Page 494 - The Huns are on the Po ; but if once they pass it on their way to Naples, all Italy will be behind them. The dogs — the wolves — may they perish like the host of Sennacherib ! If you want to publish the Prophecy of Dante, you never will have a better time.
Page 484 - This cardinal, Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Was fashion'd to much honour. From his cradle He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer...
Page 88 - I should be taking up the Speaker's time very uselessly if I said more, as I know we think alike on this great subject. I wish he would, from himself, open Mr. Pitt's eyes on the danger arising from the agitating this improper question, which may prevent his ever speaking to me on a subject on which I can scarcely keep my temper...
Page 525 - Whoever has the right to hang has the right to educate." The new theory of the state assumes that the government can justly impose taxes to secure to the child its right to know ; that the state can levy taxes for the establishment and maintenance of schools and the enforcement of compulsory attendance, just as it can levy taxes to maintain almshouses, factory...
Page 13 - We seem contemptible and insane. But fear not. Believe that our Saviour, who has overcome the world, will speak effectually in us. If gold should lie in our way, let us value it as the dust beneath our feet. We will not, however, condemn or despise the rich who live softly, and are arrayed sumptuously. God, who is our master, is theirs also. But go and preach repentance for the remission of sins. Faithful men, gentle, and full of charity, will receive you and your words with joy. Proud and impious...
Page 368 - This being the state of things, you may depend upon it the commerce of America will have no relief, at present, nor in my opinion, ever, until the United States shall have generally passed navigation acts. If this measure is not adopted, we shall be derided, and the more we suffer, the more will our calamities be laughed at. My most earnest exhortations to the States then are and ought to be to lose no time in passing such acts...

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