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" To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight, appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. "
The Library of Original Sources: Era of revolution - Stran 139
uredili: - 1907
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History of India from the Earliest Times to the End of the ..., Količina 1

Henry George Keene - 1906 - 763 strani
...shrewd comment : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of commerce may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers " ; thus anticipating the sarcasm of Napoleon. When the words were written Warren Hastings had become...
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Hindustan Under Free Lances, 1770-1820: Sketches of Military Adventure in ...

Henry George Keene - 1907 - 238 strani
...for much of its raw matter. Long ago had Adam Smith observed upon the singularity of the attempt " to found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers " ; but since his time the attempt had come into the sphere of practical politics — the British nation...
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Lectures on the Industrial Revolution of the Eighteenth Century in England ...

Arnold Toynbee - 1908 - 282 strani
...allowed to export to England, or even from one colony to another. Adam Smith might well say, that ' to found a great empire, for the sole purpose of raising...first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.'1 Nothing contributed more than this commercial system to the Declaration of Independence,...
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The Cambridge Modern History, Količina 6

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - 1909 - 1019 strani
...strong, sensitive, and aspiring, the dissolution of their union awakens no surprise. If it was possible " to found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers," it was not for this alone that it could be maintained. Thus the old colonial system collapsed, and...
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History of India from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth ..., Količina 1

Henry George Keene - 1906
...after the passing of the Regulating Act, that empire was coming, adding the shrewd comment : — " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of commerce may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers " ; thus anticipating...
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The Romance of Commerce

Harry Gordon Selfridge - 1918 - 422 strani
...and of disrespect. Adam Smith, the great economist, in referring to the public question, wrote : " To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...a project fit only for a nation of shop-keepers." Napoleon too is frequently quoted as referring to England as " only a nation of shop-keepers," but...
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FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS

JOHN BARTLETT - 1919
...gwrhaps at Herne ; the place of publication is not given." To found a great empire for the sole pur]K>sc of raising up a people of customers may at first sight...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. — ADAM SMITH: Wealth vf Satiunt, vol. ii. book v. chap. rii. parts. (177».) And what is true of...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Claimed that THOMAS A BECKET wrote words for Shaw. See Notes and Queries. (Aug. 20, 1899) Pp. 164,231. 6 — Nwremburg. o OAK [ Quercus A song to the oak, the brave nation of shopkeepers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It...
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Protection in South Africa

A. J. Bruwer - 1923 - 203 strani
...autonomy at the Cape, will be briefly traced in the next chapter. After all people came to understand that "to found a great Empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, might at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers." (3). 1. Cf. Lady Anne...
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Crowell's Handbook for Readers and Writers: A Dictionary of Famous ...

Henrietta Gerwig - 1925 - 728 strani
...Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (iv. 7), a book well known to the Emperor. He says — To found a Rreat empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people...appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. A nation of poets and thinkers. So Bulwer Lytton calls Germany in his introduction to Ernest Maltravers....
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