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" If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a barren, uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us besides... "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Seite 216
1825
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Selections from the Works of Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 360 Seiten
...petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels 20 of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians 25 tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips and haws, acorns and pig-nuts, with...
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Selections from the Works of Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 360 Seiten
...advantages of commerce, what a barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians 25 tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us,...other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate 1 of itself, and without the assistances of art, can make no further advances towards a plumb 30 than...
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English Prose: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1917
...brocade Petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...besides hips, and haws, acorns and pig-nuts, with other delicates of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the assistances of art, can...
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The Romance of Commerce

Harry Gordon Selfridge - 1918 - 422 Seiten
...outstretched arms. Long ago, in 1711, that master of the pen — Addison — wrote of England's Commerce : * " If ^we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...any of the benefits and advantages of Commerce, what an uncomfortable spot of the earth falls to bur share ! Natural historians tell us that no fruit grows...
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Texts for Students, Band 37

1924
...brocade petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...like nature ; that our climate of itself and without assistances of art, can make no farther advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple...
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Literature for the Business Man

Gerald Edwin Se Boyar - 1925 - 419 Seiten
...Brocade Petticoat rises out of the Mines of Peru, and the Diamond Necklace out of the Bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own Country in its natural Prospect,...grows originally among us, besides Hips and Haws, 2 Acorns and Pig-Nutts, with other Delicacies of the like Nature; That our Climate of it self, and...
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Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century

Veronica Kelly, Dorothea von Mücke - 1994 - 368 Seiten
...following passage from the Spectator paper on the Royal Exchange may stand, then, as Addison's georgic: If we consider our own Country in its natural Prospect,...Historians tell us, that no Fruit grows originally among us . . . ; That our Climate of it self, and without the Assistances of Art, can make no further Advances...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

WARNER - 1997 - 1118 Seiten
...out of the Mines of Peru, and the Diamond Necklace out of the Bowels of Indostan. 2. Factors: agents. If we consider our own Country in its natural Prospect,...originally among us, besides Hips and Haws, Acorns and Pig-Nutts, with other Delicacies of the like Nature; That our Climate of it self, and without the Assistances...
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Sugar and Slavery: An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775

Richard B. Sheridan - 1994 - 529 Seiten
...while of primary concern to calculating writers on trade, did not go unobserved by men of letters. 'If we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share,' wrote Joseph Addison, the English essayist. Fortunately, England had been successful in developing...
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The World of Man: And Webster's Geographical Guide to the World

1969
...brocade Petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect,...without the assistance of art, can make no further advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater a perfection than a crab...
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