The Empire of the East

The Empire of the East

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"[...]earth cultivated all over the country, and most of the mountains and hills up to their very tops. Neither rewards nor encouragements are necessary in a country where the tillers of the ground are considered as the most useful class of citizens and where they do not groan under various oppressions, which in other countries have hindered, and ever must hinder, the progress of agriculture. The duties paid by the farmer of his corn in kind are indeed very heavy, but in other respects he cultivates his land with greater freedom than the lord of a manor in Sweden. He is not hindered two days together at a time, in consequence of furnishing relays of horses, by which he perhaps earns a groat and often returns[...]."
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.18mm | 349.26g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507719078
  • 9781507719077