The Principles of Science Applied to the Domestic and Mechanic Arts: And to Manufactures and Agriculture: with Reflections on the Progress of the Arts, and Their Influence on National Welfare

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb, 1841 - Agricultural innovations - 432 pages

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Page 275 - Americans will pay, which the exhausted state of the continent renders very unlikely ; and because it was well worth while to incur a loss upon the first exportation, in order, by the glut, to stifle in the cradle those rising manufactures in the United States, which the war had forced into existence contrary to the natural course of things.
Page 394 - It has lengthened life; it has mitigated pain; it has extinguished diseases; it has increased the fertility of the soil; it has given new securities to the mariner; it has furnished new arms to the warrior; it has spanned great rivers and estuaries with bridges of form unknown to our fathers; it has guided the thunderbolt innocuously from heaven to earth; it has lighted up the night with the splendor of the day; it has extended the range of the K/man vision; it has multiplied the power of the human...
Page 346 - ... as well lodged as the lord of the town : so well were they contented. Pillows, they said, were thought meet only for women in childbed : as for servants, if they had any sheet above them, it was well : for seldom had they any under their bodies, to keep them from the pricking straws, that ran oft through the canvass, and rased their hardened hides.
Page 350 - C two hundred thousand people begging from door to door^ These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of...
Page 394 - The business of a philosopher was to declaim in praise of poverty, with two millions sterling out at usury, to meditate epigrammatic conceits about the evils of luxury, in gardens which moved the envy of sovereigns, to rant about liberty, while fawning on the insolent and pampered...
Page 393 - Two words form the key of the Baconian doctrine, Utility and Progress. The ancient philosophy disdained to be useful, and was content to be stationary. It dealt largely in theories of moral perfection, which were so sublime that they never could be more than theories ; in attempts to solve insoluble enigmas j in exhortations to the attainment of unattainable frames of mind.
Page 362 - ... and thereto a sack of chaff to rest his head upon, he thought himself to be as well lodged as the lord of the lown, so well were they contented. Pillows, said they, were thought meet only for women in child-bed.
Page 27 - In 1826, a steam-loom weaver, about 15 years of age, attending to two looms, could weave twelve similar pieces in a week; some could weave fifteen pieces. In 1833, a steam-loom weaver, from...

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