History of the cotton manufacture in Great Britain

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H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson, 1835 - 544 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 6 - And all the women that were wisehearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats
Pàgina 85 - ... a convenient stock of flax, hemp, wool, thread, iron, and other necessary ware and stuff to set the poor on work, and also competent sums of money for and towards the necessary relief of the lame, impotent, old, blind, and such other among them being poor and not able to work, and...
Pàgina 182 - He was impatient of whatever interfered with his favourite pursuits ; and the fact is too strikingly characteristic not to be mentioned, that he separated from his wife not many years after their marriage, because she, convinced that he would starve his family by scheming when he should have been shaving, broke some of his experimental models of machinery.
Pàgina 210 - In short, it required the strength of two powerful men to work the machine at a slow rate, and only for a short time.
Pàgina 6 - Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart to work all manner of work of the engraver. And of the cunning workman and of the embroiderer, in blue and in purple, in scarlet and in fine linen and of the weaver, even of them that do any work and of those that devise cunning work.
Pàgina 122 - In the year 1730, or thereabouts, living then at a village near Litchfield, our respected father first conceived the project, and prepared to carry it into effect ; and in the year 1733, by a model of about two feet square, in a small building near Sutton Coldfield, without a single witness to the performance, was spun the first thread of cotton ever produced without the intervention of the human fingers, — he, the inventor, to use his own words, ' being- all the time in a pleasing but trembling...
Pàgina 318 - ... eight hands to prepare and spin yarn of any of the three materials I have mentioned, sufficient for the consumption of one weaver, this shows clearly the inexhaustible source there was for labour for every person, from the age of seven to eighty years (who retained their sight and could move their hands,) to earn their bread, say one to three shillings per week, without going to the parish.
Pàgina 178 - Combs the wide card, and forms the eternal line: Slow, with soft lips, the whirling Can acquires The tender skeins, and wraps in rising spires; With quicken'd pace successive rollers move, And these retain, and those extend the rove; Then fly the spoles, the rapid axles glow, And slowly cireumvolves the labouring wheel below.
Pàgina 182 - The most marked traits in the character of Arkwright were his wonderful ardour, energy, and perseverance. He commonly laboured in his multifarious concerns from five o'clock in the morning till nine at night ; and when considerably more than fifty years of age, feeling that the defects of his education placed him under great difficulty and inconvenience in conducting his correspondence, and in the general management of his business, he encroached upon his sleep, in order to gain an hour each day...
Pàgina 110 - Feather shall not particularly describe and ascertain the nature of the said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed by an instrument in writing...

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