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The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...
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Page 166 - I' the commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things: For no kind of traffic Would I admit; no name of magistrate; Letters should not be known ; riches, poverty, And use of service, none; contract, succession, Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; No occupation; all men idle, all, And women too, but innocent and pure : No sovereignty— Seb.
Page 103 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 203 - ... 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 canvas of the pallet and rased their hardened hides.
Page 149 - 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.
Page 80 - ... a mistake, but a benevolent one. It was in the year 1767, as we have mentioned, that Arkwright became acquainted with Kay. In...
Page 202 - ... there are old men yet dwelling in the village where I remain, which have noted three things to be marvellously altered in England within their sound remembrance.
Page 202 - Highness' body coach, would have suffered very much if the nimble boors of Sussex had not frequently poised it or supported it with their shoulders, from Godalming almost to Petworth, and the nearer we approached the Duke's house, the more inaccessible it seemed to be. The last nine miles of the way cost us six hours...
Page 203 - ... as well lodged as the lord of the town : So well were they contented. Pillows, said they, 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.