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Seite 363 - An Act to repeal an Act of the present Session of Parliament, intituled ' An Act for the more effectual Abolition of Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in various Departments of the State, and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof, and for the more entire Suppression of voluntary and extra-judicial Oaths and Affidavits;' and to make other Provisions for the Abolition of unnecessary Oaths.
Seite 237 - Their superiority over the country gentleman is, not so much in their knowledge of the public interest, as in their having a better knowledge of their own interest than he has of his. It is by this superior knowledge of their own interest that they have frequently imposed upon his generosity, and persuaded him to give up both his own interest and that of the public, from a very simple but honest conviction, that their interest, and not his, was the interest of the public.
Seite 116 - In the year 1622 a board of trade was erected, as the commission states, " to remedy the low price of wool, and the decay of the woollen manufactory." It is recommended to the commissioners to examine " whether a greater freedom of trade, and an exemption from the restraint of exclusive companies, would not be beneficial.
Seite 237 - As during their whole lives they are engaged in plans and projects, they have frequently more acuteness of understanding than the greater part of country gentlemen. As their thoughts, however, are commonly exercised rather about the interest of their own particular branch of business than about that of the society...
Seite 116 - Dutch, who gained, it was pretended, 700,000/. annually by this manufacture. The king,- at the instigation of Cockayne and some other London merchants, issued a proclamation prohibiting the exportation of raw cloths : the Dutch and Germans met this piece of legislation by prohibiting the importation of English dyed cloth ; the consequence...
Seite 259 - Kew, gave such a description of them as made me instantly resolve to work in these gardens. The next morning, without saying a word to any one, off I set, with no clothes except those upon my back, and with thirteen halfpence in my pocket I found that I must go to Richmond, and I accordingly went on from place to place, inquiring my way thither.
Seite 112 - States, shall be reported to the collector, or other chief officer of the customs at the port of...
Seite 259 - The title was so odd that my curiosity was excited. I had the threepence, but then I could have no supper. In I went and got the little book, which I was so impatient to read that I got over into a field at the upper corner of Kew Gardens, where there stood a haystack ; on the shady side of this I sat down to read.
Seite 259 - I had lost somehow or other, left threepence in my pocket. With this for my whole fortune, I was trudging through Richmond, in my blue smock-frock and my red garters tied under my knees, when, staring about me, my eye fell upon a little book in a bookseller's window, on the outside of which was written :
Seite 363 - EVIDENCE. tarily making the same before him, in the form in the schedule to this act annexed, and if any declaration so made shall be false or untrue in any material particular, the person wilfully making such false declaration shall be guilty of misdemeanor.