An Inquiry Into the Colonial Policy of the European Powers ...

D. Willison, 1803 - 588 pàgines

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Pàgina 579 - The monopoly of the colony trade besides, by forcing towards it a much greater proportion of the capital of Great Britain than what would naturally have gone to it, seems to have broken altogether that natural balance which would otherwise have taken place among all the different branches of British industry.
Pàgina 580 - The expectation of a rupture with the colonies, accordingly, has struck the people of Great Britain with more terror than they ever felt for a Spanish armada or a French invasion.
Pàgina 580 - In her present condition, Great Britain resembles one of those unwholesome bodies in which some of the vital parts are overgrown, and which, upon that account, are liable to many dangerous disorders scarce incident to those in which all the parts are more properly proportioned.
Pàgina 546 - Provinces they cost you nothing in forts, citadels, garrisons or armies to keep them in subjection. They were governed by this country at the expense only of a little pen, ink and paper. They were led by a thread.
Pàgina 580 - A small stop in that great blood-vessel which has been artificially swelled beyond its natural dimensions, and through which an unnatural proportion of the industry and commerce of the country has been forced to circulate, is very likely to bring on the most dangerous disorders upon the whole body politic.
Pàgina 12 - ... a community. Any state in modern Europe would be so completely ruined by the contests which Athens and Carthage easily supported, that it would be a matter of total indifference whether the war was a...
Pàgina 60 - it is the peculiar glory of North America, that, with a very few exceptions, its empire was originally founded in charity and peace.
Pàgina 6 - The oeconomists [physiocrats], on the other hand, have viewed, with more than common jealousy, those distant settlements, which are peopled and cultivated at the mother country's expense, and which hold out the temptations of foreign trade, to allure capital and industry from the great source of national riches — the improvement of the productive powers of the land.
Pàgina 10 - The leading feature, he considers, which the classics have left us of ancient policy, is a uniform preference of the warlike to the peaceful arts. To form a people of soldiers, he considers was the grand object of almost all the legislators and rulers of antiquity, for which they sacrificed, without feeling their loss, the advantages of the pursuits that embellish, and the domestic relations that sweeten, civilized life. In this portion of the treatise Mr. Brougham...
Pàgina 260 - ... to that remote employment. The larger capitals, then, of any country, will generally find their way to the colonies in preference to the home market, or the nearer foreign markets, and to the colonies of that country in preference to the foreign...

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