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A Letter on the Distresses of the Country; In Which the Supposed Influence of Our Debt and Taxes, Upon Our Manufactures and Foreign Trade, Is Investigated (Paperback) Loot Price: R442 Discovery Miles 4 420
A Letter on the Distresses of the Country; In Which the Supposed Influence of Our Debt and Taxes, Upon Our Manufactures and...
A Letter on the Distresses of the Country; In Which the Supposed Influence of Our Debt and Taxes, Upon Our Manufactures and...

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A Letter on the Distresses of the Country; In Which the Supposed Influence of Our Debt and Taxes, Upon Our Manufactures and Foreign Trade, Is Investigated (Paperback)

John Ashton Yates

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Loot Price R442 Discovery Miles 4 420

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817. Excerpt: ... Happier far the poor cottager, who lives and dies contented in his humble sphere, "Who knows, and knows no more, his Bible true "And in that charter reads, with sparkling eyes, "His title to a treasure in the skies," than the expert mechanic, or the most intelligent artizan, who has raised-himself by his skill and talents into a superior walk of life, but who thinks more of the means of his advancement and his superiority to his neighbours, than of cultivatnig the virtues of piety, humility, and kindness. o Having thus, Sir, investigated the causes of our unparalleled distresses, and endeavoured to develope the manner in which they are to be most effectually mitigated; having shown that as they were occasioned by the overstrained and extravagant system of the War, they can only be effectually corrected by the pacific virtues of economy, moderation, and patient industry; let us examine what may be stated on the bright side of the question, and what consolatory prospects we may trace in the actual appearance and state of things. It often happens that our fears, whilst they magnify our dangers and difficulties, prevent us from discerning those sources of comfort and of hope which our situation offers In considering the present crisis only as affecting our Trade and Finances, "we shall find some animating and consolatory views. In the first place, the recent and great advance in the prices of Wheat and all descriptions of Grain, must greatly meliorate the condition of the Farmer and the Landowner. The tenant of the land has been entirely ruined, in many instances, by the low prices at which he has been compelled to sell two successive Crops; and so far the evil (dreadful as it is in magnitude, and lamentable in its consequences to the individuals) is to be vi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Ashton Yates
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-85076-9
Barcode: 9781150850769
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-85076-0

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