Cobbett's Collective Commentaries; Or, Remarks on the Proceedings in the Collective Wisdom of the Nation

Cobbett's Collective Commentaries; Or, Remarks on the Proceedings in the Collective Wisdom of the Nation

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...House of Lords must have a wrong notion about it. We should sup pose, that the printing about it has cost no trifling sum. We wish it had been expended to give an out-fit to forty tor fifty new-married labourers and their wives. Navigation Bill.--This is no light matter. We have not yet seen the Bill; but, we know, that it contemplates the sacrificing of I navigation to trade; that is to say, for the sake of getting revenue by the importation and exportation of goods, it gives up a part of the carrying of those goods: more revenue, more commercial gains, and less ships and seamen. It is a measure produced by poverty and taxation; produced indeed by the Debt, the allpervading Debt. The Debt, the paper, as the Borough Bank Directors said, enabled us to bring the war to " a glorious conclusion." But, it has entailed upon us the necessity of sacrificing the means of our security for the future. What is now contemplated is a great surrender; but others are to follow, if the THING go on. It is not this that will do. It is positively asserted, that the French have landed troops in Saint Domingo. At another time, that would not have been done without our asking the reason. But, we shall hear of encroachment after encroachment on the part of the French, which is, indeed, the only way that the Bpurbon can go to work to rally his people round him. The Morning Chronicle calls it clamour to oppose any of these projects of what is called " free trade;" a very pretty name, but mightily misunderstood by men like Mr. Ricardo. If England had allowed of "free trade" for the last 300 years, she would have been a very insignificant country at this day. It is very well known there is no country, that has shipping to any extent, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539354
  • 9781236539359