A View Of The British Empire, More Especially Scotland (volume 1); With Some Proposals For The…

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byJohn Knox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1785 Excerpt: ... encourage arts, and new branches of manufacture j facilitate inland carriage, extend the fisheries, and raise a new world of thriving populous villages. Harbours may be deepened or enlarged, royal dock-yards constructed irt the most eligible situations, and ship-building encouraged around the whole ifland. The hitherto neglected metropolis may be improved, and ornamented with magnificent edifices, so as to become the admiration of mankind, and to draw hither the wealthy, and the curious, from all parts of Europe, as to the centre of arts, commerce, and splendour, We may adopt aompendious and saving mode of collecting the revenue, to the mutual advantage of government and the community; besides the suppression of that national evil, smuggling; a practice which the whole navy of England would in vain attempt to prevent. We may appropriate a given sum for reducing the national debt; or adopt, for that purpose, some of the plans proposed by Dr. Price, whose writings on this subject ought to be read by all those who have any regard for the safety of their country, its commerce, and dependencies These, seem to be some of the most necessary objects of attention; but if improvements were extended to a revisal of the whole system of national polity, so as to model, qualify, and bring down ail the constituent parts, to cafes and circumstances now existing; the objects will be found so numerous and important, that it would require the abilities, and political knowledge, of a Sheffield, an Eden, and a Tucker, to bring them into public view. With this island is lodged the active, invigorating force, that gives, or ought to give, security and protection to all the distant branches throughout.the wide expanse of empire. Proportioned, therefore, to to the magnitude of exte...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1785 Excerpt: ... encourage arts, and new branches of manufacture j facilitate inland carriage, extend the fisheries, and raise a new world of thr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217313035

ISBN - 13:9780217313032

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