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Commercial Enterprise and Social Progress; Or, Gleanings in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, and Dublin (Paperback) Loot Price: R372
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Commercial Enterprise and Social Progress; Or, Gleanings in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, and Dublin (Paperback): United States...
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Commercial Enterprise and Social Progress; Or, Gleanings in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, and Dublin (Paperback)

United States Congress Africa, James Dawson Burn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...been constant in their endeavours to rob the people of their amusements, without affording them the choice of others of a more rationalcharacter. In our opinion, the greatest mistake they have made has been in their endeavour to force the observance of the Jewish Sabbath with all its gloomy and spirit-depressing tendencies on the people. The best friends of the working elasses are those who, like Messrs. Dixon & Sons, endeavour to teach them sobriety and self-respect. And if they are to be taught religion, the surest way to do so will be by the force of good example and kindly treatment. CHAPTER V. GLASGOW. The City of Glasgow possesses many characteristics which are peculiar to herself, both in her social and physical aspect. Her leading slreets and thoroughfares are unrivalled by those of any town in the United Kingdom, both as regards the general uniformity of the houses, the splendour and elegance of the shops and other places of business, and, above all, as to the regular manner in which her principal streets intersect each other at right angles, by which means the transit from one part of the city to the other is facilitated. Many of her public buildings stand out in bold relief, and embellish the town by their varied beauty and different styles of architecture. In travelling through Glasgow, the eye of the stranger rests upon buildings of excellent freestone, instead of the dull, monotonous, and everlasting bricks which form nearly the whole of the houses and public buildings in most of the English towns. The Broomielaw and Stockwell bridges are both built with Aberdeen granite, and are among the noblest specimens of the elliptic style of architecture of the age. The river Clyde, from being a narrow winding stream unfit for the...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: United States Congress Africa • James Dawson Burn
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-50649-6
Barcode: 9781153506496
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-50649-1

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