Mercantilism and the East India Trade: An Early Phase of the Protection V. Free Trade Controversy

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P. S. King & Son, 1926 - East Indies - 176 pages
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Page 78 - That the whole world as to trade is but as one nation or people, and therein nations are as persons." "That the loss of a trade with one nation is not that only, separately considered, but so much of the trade of the world rescinded and lost, for all is combined together.
Page 13 - the actions of the husbandman in the seed-time, when he casteth away much good corn into the ground, we shall account him rather a madman than a husbandman. But when we consider his labours in the harvest, which is the end of his endeavours, we shall find the worth and plentiful increase of his actions.
Page 30 - Nor was this all, but it crept into " our houses, our closets, and bedchambers ; curtains, cushions, chairs, and at last " beds themselves were nothing but calicoes or Indian stuffs, and in short almost " everything that used to be made of wool or silk, relating either to the dress of the "women or the furniture of our houses, was supplied by the Indian trade.
Page 28 - twould a saint provoke" (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke), " No, let a charming chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead— And, Betty, give this cheek a little red.
Page 15 - ... all men do consent that plenty of mony in a Kingdom doth make the native commodities dearer, which as it is to the profit of some private men in their revenues, so is it directly against the benefit of the Publique in the quantity of the trade; for as plenty of mony makes wares dearer, so dear wares decline their use and consumption...
Page 115 - East Indies, and all calicoes, painted, dyed, printed or stained there, which are or shall be imported into this kingdom shall not be worn or otherwise used in Great Britain ;, and all goods imported after that day, shall be warehoused and exported again.
Page 26 - This trade (the woollen) is very much hindered by our own people, who do wear many foreign commodities instead of our own ; as may be instanced in many particulars ; viz. instead of green sey...
Page 79 - Trade is in its nature free, finds its own channel, and best directeth its own course: and all laws to give it rules and directions, and to limit and circumscribe it, may serve the particular ends of private men, but are seldom advantageous to the public.
Page 13 - For if we only behold the actions of the husbandman in the feed-time when he casteth away much good corn into the ground, we will rather accompt him a mad man than a husbandman: but when we consider his labours in the harvest which is the end of his endeavours, we find the worth and plentiful encrease of his actions.

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