Free Trade and the League: A Biographic History of the Pioneers of Freedom of Opinion, Commercial Enterprise, & Civilisation, in Britain ...

James Ainsworth, 1853

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Pàgina 352 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Pàgina 373 - Child, is thy father dead? Father is gone ! Why did they tax his bread? God's will be done ! Mother has sold her bed : Better to die than wed ! Where shall she lay her head? Home we have none ! Father clammed1 thrice a week — God's will be done ! Long for work did he seek, Work he found none.
Pàgina 476 - See these inglorious Cincinnati swarm, Farmers of war, dictators of the farm; Their ploughshare was the sword in hireling hands, Their fields manured by gore of other lands; Safe in their barns, these Sabine tillers sent Their brethren out to battle— why? for rent! Year after year they voted cent, per cent., Blood, sweat, and tear-wrung millions— why, for rent!
Pàgina 262 - By this bill a board of control was erected, consisting of six members of the privy council, who were "to check, superintend and control all acts, operations and concerns which in anywise relate to the civil or military government or revenues of the territories and possessions of the East India company.
Pàgina 375 - POET'S EPITAPH. Stop, Mortal ! Here thy brother lies, The Poet of the Poor. His books were rivers, woods, and skies, The meadow, and the moor; His teachers were the torn hearts...
Pàgina 354 - The difference, and the only difference, is this; that, in the one case we consider what we shall gain or lose in the present world ; in the other case, we consider also what we shall gain or lose in the world to come.
Pàgina 338 - What I learnt afterwards was — that though no attendance more than one was ever bestowed, three were on every occasion regularly charged for ; for each of the two falsely pretended attendances, .the client being, by the Solicitor, charged with a fee for himself, as also with a fee of 6s.
Pàgina 93 - But when they came to their own affairs, and, above all, to the money matters, there was a scene of confusion and riot of which no one in England can have any idea. Every man proposes a vote for his own job; and bills are introduced without notice, and carried through all their stages in a quarter of an hour!
Pàgina 476 - d , they dined , they drank , they swore they meant To die for England— why then live?— for rent! The peace has made one general malcontent Of these high-market patriots; war was rent! Their love of country, millions all misspent, How reconcile? by reconciling rent!

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