Shadgett's Weekly Review of Cobbett, Wooler &C

Shadgett's Weekly Review of Cobbett, Wooler &C

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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. Excerpt: ...is in general drawn of the condition oLthe people, fiom the vivid colours, in which.their superior advantages to the inhubitauts of other climes, are, painted, we flight suppose, that to find the golden agp of the poets-realized, we need only cross the Atlantic--that there content Rtid happiness have fixed their abodes; and with their smiling influence, pervaded the most impervious woods of that vast region.-.. In giving aniore aqcurate view of the stale of society in America, thau.is.usually preseuled to the English reader, we do not mean to-say, that the existence of any possible degree of misery there, is any justification of such evils as may be found in this country, and which may, justly and fairly, be attributed rather to human agency, thau to natural and unavoidable causes; but we do mean to ground upon our facts, a presumption, that the. charges which our demagogues lay at the door of government, of being the cause of the pauperism and misery which-are to be found in the British empire, are False and Malicious; since the same evils abound, EVEN In A Greater Degree, in thai 'land whose government they represent as the most perfect of all institutions, and which is, in fact, the model after which they wish to re-mould olir own. If we prove this, il surely must be'an inducement "to all thinking men, to remain at home, and see the issue of the present rapid progression of the cbuntry to a state of unexampled prosperity, to which we seem to be advancing in a ratio proportioned to our former temporary depression: it surely will convince them, that it is not only p'tssibk, but probable, that they will make a change much for the worse, should they be inclined to swell the list of dupes, knaves, and adventurers, who have 1 lately abandoned England...show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,098g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992393
  • 9781236992390