Tracts on docks and commerce, printed between the years 1793 & 1800: with an intr., memoir, and miscellaneous pieces

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Page 113 - Friends, says he, and Neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly, and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may...
Page 9 - L'Orient, that when you have finished your military career in this world, you may be buried in one of your trophies. But that that period may be far distant, is the earnest wish of your sincere friend, Benjamin Hallowell.
Page vi - Christian love is on it — not a law which does not owe its truth and gentleness to Christianity — not a custom which cannot be traced, in all its holy, healthful parts, to the gospel.
Page v - We live in the midst of blessings till we are utterly insensible of their greatness, and of the source from whence they flow. We speak of our civilization, our arts, our freedom, our laws, and forget entirely how large a share is due to Christianity. Blot Christianity out of...
Page 118 - ... the architecture of the middle ages, on subjects of general literature, or on moral and metaphysical philosophy, exhibiting powers of mind so various in their application and so refined and cultivated in their character, I feel inclined to forget the profound historian of science in the accomplished man of letters, or the learned amateur of art; but it is in his last and highest vocation, whilst tracing the causes which have advanced or checked the progress of the inductive sciences from the...
Page vi - Christianity out of the page of man's history, and what would his laws have been — what his civilization ? Christianity is mixed up with our very being and our daily life ; there is not a familiar object around us which does not wear...
Page 113 - ... more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our IDLENESS, three...
Page 32 - At the principal entrance is a bronze statue, erected to perpetuate the memory of Robert Milligan, "a merchant of London, to whose genius, perseverance, and guardian care, the surrounding great work principally owes its design, accomplishment, and regulation.
Page 86 - Cook's voyages been only undertaken with the idea of experiments as to health instead of discoveries, they would have proved a national object and a blessing to society, by adding to the lives, health, and happiness of a useful class of men both to the navy and to commerce. Seamen are as prodigal of...
Page 131 - I have the honour to remain, sir, your most obedient humble servant, W. MUDGE. Wm Blackwood, Eiq. COME ACCOUNT OF ' BOWED DAVIE, : THE SUPPOSED OniOINAL OF THE

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