The Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Vol. 20

The Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Vol. 20 : January to March, 1829 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Oriental Herald, and Journal of General Literature, Vol. 20: January to March, 1829 If the merchant of England looks with a jealous eye at the vast gains derived by the Americans in their trade with China, into which no Englishman can enter, let him put his hand into his purse to furnish the means of prosecuting the necessary measures for redress, and put his shoulder to the wheel, ' to carry forward these mea sures, till they obtain him the participation he desires. If he cries aloud to Jupiter for help, ' without first taking these steps to deserve the intervention of the god in his favour, he will as assuredly be left without that help as was the unhappy waggoner in the fable. If the manufacturer, whose warehouses are bending beneath the weight of an accumulated stock, desires relief from his embarrass ments by the opening of foreign markets now closed against him, for the sale of his commodities, let him follow the merchant's ex unple: for he will find it far more to his advantage to expend a hundred pounds in obtaining an alteration of the law, and thus pro yiding a perpetual source of consumption for the produce of his labour, than to waste a thousand, in fruitless expedients, to avert the calamity which must attend him, when his powers of production greater than the extent of his available markets can consume. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 803g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243048696
  • 9780243048694