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adopted agricultural agriculturists allowed alluded amount appointed bill borough burthen called chancellor charge circumstances civil list commerce committee consideration considered consolidated fund corn corn laws coun course court Crown distress droits droits of admiralty duty Edwards effect England establishment evil exchequer existed expense favour feeling felt foreign fund George III Grampound granted ground honour House House of Commons important inquiry interests judges justice king labour late learned friend learned gentleman Lord Castlereagh lord Sidmouth lordships majesty majesty's manufactures means measure ment ministers motion necessary neral never noble friend noble lord object observed occasion opinion parliament persons petition petitioners present principle proceeding proposed proposition protection question racter reign respect revenue right hon Scotland speech thing Thistlewood thought tion trade vote whole wished worthy alderman
859 ページ - As defence, however, is of much more importance than opulence, the act of navigation is, perhaps, the wisest of all the commercial regulations of England.
549 ページ - Man, like the generous vine, supported lives; The strength he gains is from the embrace he gives. On their own axis as the planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the sun ; So two consistent motions act the soul; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Thus God and Nature link'd the general frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.
633 ページ - That it is a high infringement of the liberties and privileges of the Commons of...
557 ページ - ... would not receive British manufactures in return, it appeared to him futile and ungrounded. If they did not send direct for our manufactures at home, they would send for them to Leipsic and other fairs of Germany. Were not the Russian and Polish merchants purchasers there to a great amount ? But he would never admit the principle, that a trade was not profitable because we were obliged to carry it on with the precious metals, or that we ought to renounce it because our manufactures were not received...
179 ページ - ... that the prevailing prejudices in favour of the protective or restrictive system may be traced to the erroneous supposition that every importation of foreign commodities occasions a diminution or discouragement of our own productions to the same extent; whereas, it may be clearly shown, that although the particular description of production which could not stand against unrestrained foreign competition would be discouraged; yet, as no importation could be continued for any length of time without...
181 ページ - As long as the necessity for the present amount of revenue subsists, your petitioners cannot expect so important a branch of it as the Customs to be given up, nor to be materially diminished, unless some substitute, less objectionable, be suggested.
179 ページ - That among the other evils of the restrictive or protective system, not the least is, that the artificial protection of one branch of industry, or source of protection against foreign competition, is set up as a ground of claim by other branches for...
179 ページ - ... freedom from restraint is calculated to give the utmost extension to foreign trade, and the best direction to the capital and industry of the country...
549 ページ - was more true than this: that it was by growing what the territory of a country could grow most cheaply, and by receiving from other countries what it could not produce except at too great an expense, that the greatest degree of happiness was to be communicated to the greatest extent of population.