Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 5, No. 1

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 5, No. 1

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...and dejected. Sad circumstances these i and yet from hence arose the grandeur of that reign, and the establishment of our fcommerce. The queen found herself obliged to act with great caution, to derive assistance from every quarter, to employ it faithfully, and to promote to the utmost of her power the welfare of her subjects, whom nothing but the public-spiritedness of her government could enable to grow rich enough to support the necessary expences of the crown. It was this gave a popular turn to her councils. She encouraged her subjects to arm against the Spaniards, that they might be accustomed to the sea, and acquire that knowledge in navigation, with which, till then, they had been unacquainted. She passed many laws for the public good, erected several companies, and saw that those companies pwrfued the ends for which they were erected; in short, she did every thing that could he expected, during the whole course of her reign, to excite and encourage industry at home, and to enable us to make a proper figure abroad. In a word, she.furnished us with stock and credit, put us upon improving our commodities and manufactures, brought the art of ship-building amongst us, filled our ports with able seamen, showed a just respect to English merchants, reduced Ireland so as to render it beneficial to Britain, and approved our sending colonies into America; and thus the seeds of British wealth were sown in her time, though the harvest was reaped in the days, of her successors. See the articles Coalery, Colony, Fisheries, Manufactures, Shipping, and Trade. Chap. II. Prihcipi.es of Commerce. I. Origin of Trails. The most simple of all trade is that which i3 carried on by bartering the necessary articles of subsistence. If we soppose the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 771g
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  • English
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  • 1236569415
  • 9781236569417