The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment Exhibited : Being an Address to the Working-men of the United Kingdom
C. Knight, 1831 - Great Britain - 216 pages
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Page 189 - 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 219 - ... 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 217 - Petworth, and did not get out of the coaches (save only when we were overturned, or stuck fast in the mire) till we arrived at our journey's end. 'Twas...
Page 148 - ... eyes. He took me into a room quite as wide, and perhaps twice the length of this, and we had just room to walk between stacks, from the floor to the ceiling, of parts of dolls. He said, 'These are only the legs and arms; the trunks are below.
Page 98 - It was no uncommon thing for a weaver to walk three or four miles in a morning, and call on five or six spinners, before he could collect weft to serve him for the remainder of the day ; and when he wished to weave a piece in a shorter time than usual, a new ribbon, or gown, was necessary to quicken the exertions of the spinner.
Page 219 - ... 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.
Page 99 - ... a mistake, but a benevolent one. It was in the year 1767, as we have mentioned, that Arkwright became acquainted with Kay. In...
Page 218 - ... 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 172 - Lee — who died at Paris of a broken heart. And why did he die of grief and penury ? Because the people of his own days were too ignorant to accept the blessings he had prepared for them. We ask with confidence, had the terror of the stockingframe any real foundation ? Were any people thrown out of employment by the stocking-frame ? " The knitters in the sun, And the free maids who weave their thread with bones...