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Observations on the Social and Political State Ofthe European People in 1848 and 1849; Being the Second Series of the Notes of a Traveller (Paperback) Loot Price: R532
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Observations on the Social and Political State Ofthe European People in 1848 and 1849; Being the Second Series of the Notes of...
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Observations on the Social and Political State Ofthe European People in 1848 and 1849; Being the Second Series of the Notes of a Traveller (Paperback)

Samuel Laing

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...and how many articles we see for comfort, cleanliness, and home use and enjoyment, which we miss in the dwelling of the German or French labourer We overlook them in England, because they are so common. We miss them abroad, because they are considered indispensable in the poorest English dwelling. The labouring man in England, although more ignorant, is more civilised by his tastes, habits, and wants, than the Continental man of the same station in life. His tastes, habits, and wants, are on a higher scale. His ignorance even is principally in matters without his own sphere of action; but in matters within it, in all that regards his own craft and business, he is more clever, acute, and knowing, than the much more highly educated man of the same trade abroad. If we approach the question nearer, and examine the means of gratifying the tastes and wants of civilised life, and the burdens which press upon those means in the social condition v 4 296 CONDITION OF THE CONTINENTAL of the Continental and of the English working man, the balance of means, as well as of tastes for a state of well-being, appears considerably in favour of the latter. It is the common theme of foreign travellers who visit England, and of many superficial observers among ourselves, that the social state of the English nation is a monstrous junction of boundless wealth, extravagance, and luxury above, and of utter destitution, misery, and suffering below. They look only at the upper and lower strata of the social mass, and do not perceive that all between the two is densely filled up with incomes and earnings of every amount and every fractional difference, from the highest, the thousands or tens of thousands a year, down to zero. There is no vacuum in the mass between the top...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Samuel Laing
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04664-3
Barcode: 9781150046643
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-04664-3

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