The Rise of the Great Manufacturers in England, 1760-1790

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H.R. Haas, printers, 1919 - 95 páginas
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Página 12 - TRANSACTIONS of the Society instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, with the Premiums offered in the year 1783.
Página 67 - That it is expedient for the general benefit of the British empire, that the importation of articles from foreign countries...
Página 88 - Svo, 2s. 6d. Correspondence between the Right Honble. William Pitt and Charles Duke of Rutland, Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland, 1781-1787. With Introductory Note by JOHN DUKE OF RUTLAND.
Página 77 - Fenchurch Street and adopted resolutions favoring the treaty. It was resolved that " from the best information the committee can collect from the Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures " and other sources, the treaty, based upon "liberal and equitable principles, promises to be advantageous to their manufacturing and commercial interests by opening a new source of fair trade to both nations...
Página 85 - Report of the lords of the Committee of council, appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations, upon the two questions referred to by them by His Majesty's order in council, of the I4th of January last, viz.
Página 54 - tis presumption, — too much would demean 'em To hold converse with upstarts, a vulgus profanem. Their blood in pure currents thro' ages conveyed It were impious to taint with the contact of trade. In a succeeding letter he describes the early vicissitudes and later triumphs of industry in Venice and Holland, and in prophetic strain foresees the shifting of power in England to the industrialized north of England : At length (thanks to heav'n) she is freed from her thrall, And her weeds has thrown...
Página 4 - ... practice, see below, pp. 25-30. as a facetious expression of the inventive spirit of the time it has lively interest and real significance. "Hail to the Patent!" exclaims the author; and after enumerating by way of illustration some of the varied performances attributable to patented inventions, he asks: What man would scruple to resign his breath, Provided he could die a patent death? At length he grows prophetic : The time may come when nothing will succeed But what a previous Patent hath decreed;...
Página 54 - Is it then, ye vain lordlings ! ye treat us with scorn, Because titles and birth your own fortunes adorn ? What worth to yourselves from high birth can accrue ? Are your ancestors' glories entailed upon you ? And is your lazy pomp of much use to a nation?
Página 54 - To mankind all at large they are factors and friends, And their praise with their wares reach the world's farthest ends. Mancunium ! and thine fill in part the glad strains, Which the bard rudely pours on the wild Russian plains. In thanks to thy sons the bleak north clad in snows Joins with those o'er whose head the sun furiously glows.
Página 24 - Transactions in 1783 it seemed reasonable to conjecture 'that the great improvements in Spinning, which have taken place within twenty years, in these kingdoms, particularly in the Cotton works in Lancashire, Derbyshire, Nottingham, etc., are to be assigned to the premiums offered and paid by this Society'.

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