The Craftsman, Volume 10

R. Francklin, 1737

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Pagina 60 - Neptune, Is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds : That England, that was wont to conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Pagina 60 - Fear'd for their breed and famous for their birth, Renowned for their deeds as far from home, (For Christian service and true chivalry) As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's son ; This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world...
Pagina 116 - Nature seems to have taken a particular Care to disseminate her Blessings among the different Regions of the World, with an Eye to this mutual Intercourse and Traffick among Mankind, that the Natives of the several Parts of the Globe might have a kind of Dependance upon one another, and be united together by their common Interest.
Pagina 118 - Trade, without enlarging the British territories, has given us a kind of additional Empire. It has multiplied the number of the rich, made our landed estates infinitely more valuable than they were formerly, and added to them an accession of other estates as valuable as the lands themselves.
Pagina 116 - The single dress of a woman of quality is often the product of an hundred climates. The muff and the fan come together from the different ends of the earth. The scarf is sent from the torrid zone, and the tippet from beneath the pole. The brocade petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan.
Pagina 117 - Our ships are laden with the harvest of every climate : our tables are stored with spices, and oils, and wines; our rooms are filled with pyramids of China, and adorned with the workmanship of Japan : our morning's draught comes to us from the remotest corners of the earth; we repair our bodies by the drugs of America, and repose ourselves under Indian canopies. My friend Sir Andrew calls the vineyards of France our gardens; the spice-islands our hot-beds; the Persians our silk-weavers, and the Chinese...
Pagina 118 - Change, I have often fancied one of our old kings standing in person where he is represented in effigy, and looking down upon the wealthy concourse of people with which that place is every day filled.
Pagina 116 - If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a barren, uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share...
Pagina 38 - Amsterdam has been fain, for many years, to lay down the taxes for them ; which is, in effect, to pay the taxes of Guelderland too. Struggle and contrive as you will, lay your taxes as you please, the traders will shift it off from their own gain ; the merchants will bear the least part of it, and grow poor last. In Holland...
Pagina 117 - Nor has traffic more enriched our vegetable world than it has improved the whole face of nature among us. Our ships are laden with the harvest of every climate: our tables are stored with spices, and...

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