The Works of Soame Femns Including Several Pieces Never Before Published,2; To Which Are Prefirted Short Sketches of the History of the Authors Family and Also of His Life

The Works of Soame Femns Including Several Pieces Never Before Published,2; To Which Are Prefirted Short Sketches of the History of the Authors Family and Also of His Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...of provisions is thus happily reduced, that of our manufactures must inevitably fall in due proportion; and the reduction of these must as certainly carry more of them to foreign markets, and consequently extend our trade. The truth of this has been so often demonstrated by all writers on trade, and all whose trade is writing, that it is here needless to say any more on the subject. Fifthly, That it will increase the number of our people: to be convinced of which, gentle reader, figure to thyself all the handsomest young fellows in every county, each armed like the hero in a romance, drest, powdered, and toupeed by the reforming hand of a genteel serjeant j then turn thy eyes to the numerous groupe of fair spectators in Sunday gowns, and clean linen, who will not fail to attend tend so tempting a show; then is thou hast not lost all feeling both mental and corporeal, thou canst not doubt but that so much valour on one fide, and so much beauty on the other, will certainly produce much mutual affection, and that this will as infallibly be the cause of much procreation, and in a great measure repair the losses occasioned by our migrations to America, and the depredations of gin. If it be objected, that to balance this, many lives will be lost by the institution of these forces, by the accidental discharge of their firelocks, or the too valiant use of their swords in drunken quarrels j I answer, these accidents may sometimes happen; but, as on the most moderate computation, every one in these corps will probably beget three children before he kills one man, it cannot fail to increase the number of our people. Though this good effect of this truly national scheme has not, that I know of, been observed by any author, who has undertaken to recommend...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565797
  • 9781236565792