SPEECH, AT THE DINNER GIVEN IN HONOR OF GEORGE PEABODY, ESQ., OF LONDON

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11 ページ - London exchange, laid up treasure in the hearts of his countrymen ; the true patriot who, amidst the splendors of the Old World's capital, said in his heart — If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning ; if I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth ; — it is the dutiful and grateful child and benefactor of old Danvers whom you welcome back to his home. Yes, sir, and the property you have invested in yonder simple edifice, and in providing the...
10 ページ - ... the great commercial Babel of the world. They found the portion of the Crystal Palace assigned to our country unprepared for the specimens of art and industry which they had brought with them — naked and unadorned, by the side of the neighboring arcades and galleries fitted up with elegance and splendor by the richest governments in Europe. The English press began to launch its too ready sarcasms at the sorry appearance which Brother Jonathan seemed "likely to make, and all the exhibitors from...
10 ページ - In most, perhaps in all other countries, this exhibition had been made a government affair. Commissioners were appointed by authority to protect the interests of the exhibitors ; and, what was more important, appropriations of money were made to defray their expenses. No appropriations were made by 'Congress. Our exhibitors arrived friendless — sonic of them penniless — in the great commercial Babel of the world.
7 ページ - And now, sir, is it any thing less than a liberal profession, which carries a quick intelligence, a prophetic forecast, an industry that never tires: and, more than all, and above all. a stainless probity beyond reproach and beyond suspicion, into this vast and complicated system, and by the blessing of Providence, works out a prosperous result ? Such is the vocation of the merchant — the man of business...
11 ページ - ... occasion to London, and on the other hand, the chairman of the Royal Commission, with other persons of consideration in England, and his British friends generally ; and in a loving cup...
6 ページ - Such distinctions enfeeble our conceptions. I speak of commerce in the aggregate — the great ebbing and flowing tides of the commercial world — the great gulf-streams of traffic which flow round from hemisphere to hemisphere, the mighty tradewinds of commerce which sweep from the old world to the new, — that vast aggregate system which embraces the whole family of man, and brings the overflowing treasures of nature and art into kindly relation with human want, convenience and taste.
6 ページ - South ; it may spring forth from the flying shuttles of Manchester in England, or Manchester in America — the great world-magnet of commerce attracts it all alike, and gathers it all up for the service of man. I do not speak of English commerce, or American commerce. Such distinctions belittle our conceptions. I speak of commerce in the aggregate — the great ebbing and flowing tides of the commercial world — the great gulf-streams of traffic which flow round from hemisphere to hemisphere —...
6 ページ - ... the scythes, the reapers, the looms, the electric telegraphs, the vehicles of all descriptions, which, directly or indirectly, are employed or put in motion by commerce ; and last, and most important, the millions of human beings that conduct, and regulate, and combine these inanimate, organic, and mechanical forces. And now, Sir, is it...
6 ページ - New ; that vast aggregate system which embraces the whole family of man, and brings the overflowing treasures of nature and art into kindly relation with human want, convenience, and taste. In carrying on this system, think for a moment of the stupendous agencies that are put in motion. Think for a moment of all the ships that navigate the sea. An old Latin poet, who knew no waters beyond those of the Mediterranean and Levant, says that the man must have had a triple casing of oak and brass about...
5 ページ - Europe to the ends of the earth, and with it the elements of future independent, civilized, republican governments. But why should we dwell on the past ? What is it that gives vigor to the civilization of the present day but the worldwide extension of commercial intercourse, by which all the products of the earth and of the ocean — of the soil, the mine, of the loom, of the...

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