Lectures on history, and general policy; to which is prefixed, An essay on a course of liberal education for civil and active life


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第 429 頁 - No regulation of commerce can increase the quantity of industry in any society beyond what its capital can maintain. It can only divert a part of it into a direction into which it might not otherwise have gone...
第 250 頁 - the most perfect and absolute work that ever was written in any human science'.
第 403 頁 - It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
第 497 頁 - The accounts of all travellers, inconsistent in many other respects, agree in the low wages of labour, and in the difficulty which a labourer finds in bringing up a family in China. If by digging the ground a whole day he can get what will purchase a small quantity of rice in the evening, he is contented.
第 451 頁 - The same care and toil that raise a dish of peas at Christmas would give bread to a whole family during six months.
第 160 頁 - English, the proportion between the pound, the shilling, and the penny, seems to have been uniformly the same as at present, though the value of each has been very different. For in every country of the world, I believe, the avarice and injustice of princes and sovereign states...
第 208 頁 - In the 1st, he gives a brief history of the world from the creation to the destruction of Jerusalem...
第 80 頁 - Philander, it is certain that medals give a very great light to history, in confirming such passages as are true in old authors, in settling such as are told after different manners, and in recording such as have been omitted. In this case a cabinet of medals is a body of history.
第 29 頁 - There are certain general principles; and rules of life and conduct, which always must be true, because they are conformable to the invariable nature of things.
第 337 頁 - De minoribus rebus principes consultant ; de majoribus omnes : ita tamen, ut ea quoque, quorum penes plebem arbitrium est, apud principes pertractentur.