The Political State of Great Britain Volume 32

The Political State of Great Britain Volume 32

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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. 1726 edition. Excerpt: ...bearing, and grown barren. Their Grain, their ' ftruction, but the Labour of those whom Nature seems to have deprived of the Means of honesi; Bread, and all the pernicious Train which follows lgnorance, Sloth and Want, will in some Measure be abated. They are vigilant in propagating Knowledge in the Highlands, nor are they unmindsul of the Poor whom Providence has thrown among them in the Low-Country, but do not their Bodies demand their Care? Bread them to Work and they7ll_ feed themselves, help to maintain those of the same unhappy Birth, repay their Benefactors, and enrich the Country. Itis indeed astonishing, that in a Chrifiian Society the Mountaius should have been neglected forwhole Centuries', and sure the next Age may justly wonder at this, should they-be wanting diate and general Consequence, the employing the Poor betimes, in Labour of all Sorts. _ The National Bank, and the Charity Schools in the Highlands, are the only two Societies ever succeeded in that Country. The Spirit of Factifl on, and Treachery its Companion, Pride and En-vy, have ever confounded their Projects for the publick Good.. _ The private Adminiftration of the Bank upon a Fund of roc, ooo I. has, amidst every Viciffi-tude, maintained a current and an unviolated Credit. The frugal Oeconomy of the other up-on a Fund which does not amount to near 133000 I. has, in a few Years, erected 60 Schools, where a vafi Number ofPeople, who before knew nei-_ ther Right nor Wrong, nor any Thing to di-stinguish them from Brutes, but Rapine; the Use of Arms, and a blind obedience to their Chiefs, are infirusted in the moral Principles of Chriflianity, and all the peaceable Virtues of Society; ' An Emulation amongst their great Men, fo-mented by those whose Interefl it was to...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832590
  • 9781236832597