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" Two centuries ago not one person in a thousand wore stockings; one century ago not one person in five hundred wore them; now not one person in a thousand is without them. "
Journal of the Franklin Institute - Page 413
1831
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The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...

Charles Knight, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Electronic book - 1831 - 216 pages
...people now in this country, how few are without stockings! What a miserable exception to the comfort of the rest of the people does it appear to you, when...Two centuries ago, not one person in a thousand wore stockings;—one century ago, not one person in five hundred wore them ;—now, not one person in a...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 14

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1831
...people now in'this country, how few are without stockings ! What a miserable exception to the comfort of the rest of the people does it appear to you, when you see a beggar in the streets without stockinas ! You consider such a person to be in the lowest stages of want and suffering. Two centuries...
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First collection of instructive extracts

Scottish school-book assoc - 1852
...encouragement ; but civil commotions having arisen, he fell into great distress, and died neglected at Paris. Two centuries ago, not one person in a thousand wore...not one person in five hundred wore them ; — now scarce any one is without them. Who made this great change in the condition of the people of England,...
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Theories and Themes

Business & Economics - 2005 - 3000 pages
...dazzling raiment the princes and the bishops of the Middle Ages. CHAPTER XIII THE CURSE OF MIDAS " Two centuries ago not one person in a thousand wore...now not one person in a thousand is without them." This sentence from The Results of Machinery (1831),1 one of the publications of the Society for the...
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