Corn Law Pamphlets

Corn Law Pamphlets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...of luxury and pride. Wealth has advanced certainly, but pauperism has marched onwards by its side. Such indeed has been the progress of the latter, that the legislature have within these last few years deemed it necessary to enact the most stringent, unrelaxing laws to abate the evil. What does this prove, but that the nether limbs have been robbed to load the upper with the cumbrous ornaments of an extortionate grandeur'? Are not the poor willing to labour while they have Work to do '! Has the British character so deteriorated that thousands prefer a state of half-starved idleness to a condition of comfortable industry? No, it is not so; thousands labour for a pittance which only procures them bread; and tens of thousands more are unable to procure employment sufficient to obtain bread! "' The New Zealander, it is stated, sometimes may be seen with an arm through each leg of a pair of trowsers, whilst his lower extremities are shamefully deficient of decent clothing. and all this existing side by side with these luxurious evidences of the prosperity of our land! And then, forsooth, this prosperity, undoubted prosperity of certain classes at least, is said to be owing to the Corn Laws! What! is there no cause to be assigned for it but this '.9 Do the Landlords suppose that the nation resembles a burdened man who walks quicker for the load he bears? l f so, they should remember that both the nation and the man may be crushed by the unreasonable weight of the load, and that neither can, in such circumstances, endure the competition of the RACE GROUND. The burden must now be removed, for Britain has many competitors hastening forwards in her track, and now even almost at her heels. Is it not a fact that those who have...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822382
  • 9781236822383