History of India, Volumes 6-7

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Page 170 - For," as Mun privately wrote, "if we only behold the actions of the husbandman in the seed-time when he casteth away much good corn into the ground, we will rather accompt him a madman than a husbandman; but when we consider his labours
Page 170 - the harvest, which is the end of his endeavours, we find the worth and plentiful encrease of his actions." This early enunciation of the Mercantile System, which anticipated Colbert's acceptance of it by a quarter of a century, fell flat in 1628. Parliament was too busy with the Petition of
Page 267 - our swords but our sayls, that first spred the English name in Barbary, and thence came (sic) into Turkey, Armenia, Moscovia, Arabia, Persia, India, China, and indeed over and about the world. It is the traffic of their merchants and the boundless desires of that nation to eternize the English honour and name, that hath
Page 109 - and steadily reiterated ever since, that " the commerce of the Moluccas, Amboyna, and Banda should belong to the Company, and that no other nation in the world should possess the least part." But Coen's far-reaching policy was beyond the grasp of his bluff ship-captains, with their flaming broadsides,
Page 276 - at all. The real evidence which confronted Cromwell lay in the history of the East India Company itself. Even before Elizabeth granted her charter, its founders had declared in 1599 " that the trade of the Indias being so far remote from hence cannot be traded but in a joint and united stock.
Page 258 - that justice should be done upon those who were partakers or accomplices in the massacre of the English at Amboyna, as the Republic of England is pleased to term that fact," and sent commissioners to London to settle all money claims.
Page 125 - Yet some last words reached the outer world. William Griggs wrote in his Table-book, which was secretly saved by a servant: " We through torment were constrained to speak that which we never meant nor once imagined. . . . They tortured us with that extreme torment of fire and water that flesh and blood could not endure. ... Written in the dark.
Page 77 - proposed at a court meeting of the Company in 1614, " his daughter of most excellent parts for music, her needle, and good discourse, as also very beautiful and personable." The probable benefit to the Company was gravely debated, " and the lawfulness of the enterprise proved by Scripture.
Page 170 - by making our commodities which are exported, to overbalance in value the foreign wares which we consume." " It is not . . . the keeping of our money in the kingdom which makes a quick and ample trade, but the necessity and use of our wares in foreign countries, and our want of their commodities which causeth the vent and consumption on all sides." " For,
Page 17 - patriotic sentiment, declaring their adventure to be a " public action " " for the honour of our native country and for the advancement of trade," and " rather for the good of the Commonwealth of their country than for their private benefit." The earlier voyages had been directed