The Life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Bart. and K.C.B. Late Governor of Madras, 2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830
 

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Pagina 284 - Rent is that portion of the produce of the earth, which is paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil.
Pagina 287 - The natural price of labour is that price which is necessary to enable the labourers, one with another, to subsist and to perpetuate their race, without either increase or diminution.
Pagina 288 - The friends of humanity cannot but wish that in all countries the labouring classes should have a taste for comforts and enjoyments, and that they should be stimulated by all legal means in their exertions to procure them. There cannot be a better security against a superabundant population.
Pagina 27 - A free press and the dominion of strangers are things which are quite incompatible, and which cannot long exist together. For what is the first duty of a free press ? It is to deliver the country from a foreign yoke...
Pagina 287 - The market price of labour is the price which is really paid for it, from the natural operation of the proportion of the supply to the demand; labour is dear when it is scarce and cheap when it is plentiful. However much the market price of labour may deviate from its natural price, it has, like commodities, a tendency to conform to it.
Pagina 227 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Pagina 412 - Munro, in words used many years since, that any expense which may be incurred for this object, 'will be amply repaid by the improvement of the country ; for the general diffusion of knowledge is inseparably followed by more orderly habits, by increasing industry, by a taste for the comforts of life, by exertion to acquire them, and by the growing prosperity of the people.
Pagina 409 - The state of education here exhibited, low as it is, compared with that of our own country, is higher than it was in most European countries at no very distant period.
Pagina 292 - As the value of all foreign goods is measured by the quantity of the produce of our land and labour, which is given in exchange for them, we should have no greater value, if by the discovery of new markets, we obtained double the quantity of foreign goods in exchange for a given quantity of ours.
Pagina 292 - No EXTENSION of foreign trade will immediately increase the amount of value in a country, although it will very powerfully contribute to increase the mass of commodities, and therefore the sum of enjoyments.

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