The Complete Works of Thomas Dick; Illustrated with Engravings and a Portrait of the Author Volume 1

The Complete Works of Thomas Dick; Illustrated with Engravings and a Portrait of the Author Volume 1

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...justice, and the conditions of every contract faithfully performed: No suspicions of knavery would ever harbor in the breast, nor the least alarm at the possible consequences of any mercantile transaction. Public buildings would be secure from the inroads of the genius of mischief, and gardens and orchards from every wanton depredation. Locks, and bars, and bolts, would no long-r be required for securing our substance from the pilferer and the robber; and the iron gratings of bridewell or a jail, would never again remind as of the dishonesty and the depravity of man. Servants would be universally honest and trustworthy, and the property of their masters woak be regarded as a sacred deposit. And what a happy change would such a stale of society introduce among mankind! What s host of cures, anxieties, suspicions, vexations, a&i perplexities, would be chased away! and whale world of conveniences, and of delightful associations, would thus be created! Every merchant, by marking the price and the quality of each commodity, might leave his goods open to the inspection of the public, and enjoy himself in the bosom of his family, or in active services for the good of the community, without the least risk of loss or of depredations; and every purchaser migfct depend upon procuring the articles be wanted-at their just value. Every traveler would prosecute his journey, either by day or by night, witheot the least apprehension from sharpers or robbers, and without being harassed by the imposs'tiens of inn-keepers, coachmen, carriers, and porters. EXrery one's mind would be at perfect ease, in regard to his property, whether he were at borne or abroad, in health or in sickness; being firmly persuaded that every trust would be faithfully diecharged, more

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  • Paperback | 730 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,279g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637100
  • 9781236637109