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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SER... ...CTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ............................................................................. 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, A... ...................................................................... 749 8 The Wealth of Nations AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH... ...ir actual rate. To violate this combination is everywhere a most unpopular action, and a sort of reproach to a master among his neighbours and equals.... ... any sensible connection with the dearness or cheapness of the seasons. In 1740, a year of great scarcity, both manufactures, in- deed, appear to have... ...ed of their leases by a new purchaser; in England, even, by the fictitious action of a common recovery. If they were turned out illegally by the viole... ...little used for any other purpose but the curing of fish. But from the 5th April 1771 to the 5th April 1782, the quantity of foreign salt imported amo... ...elivered Duty-free from the Works there, for the Fishery, from the 5th. of April 1771 to the 5th. of April 1782 with the Medium of both for one Year. ...

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...Contents INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OF THE WORK .......................................................................... 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATURALLY DIS...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...Grosvenor Osgood A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Life of Johnson by James Boswell, abridged and edited with an introduction by Ch... ...d edited with an introduction by Charles Grosvenor Osgood is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Docu- ment file is furn... ...nd unerring relish of what was genuinely Johnsonian in speech, writing, or action; and his own account leads to the infer- ence that he discarded, as ... ...used upon it, that one can hardly open the book at random to a line which 8 Boswell’s Life of Johnson has not its direct bearing upon the one subject... ...ma. His eye is keen for contrasts, for pictur- esque moments, for dramatic action. While it is always the same Johnson whom he makes the central figur... ...her Hogarth nor Johnson were made known to each other at this inter- view. 1740: AETAT. 3l.]—In 1740 he wrote for the Gentleman’s Magazine the ‘Prefac... ...favoured me with a copy of it, which he and I compared with the original: ‘April 26, 1752, being after 12 at Night of the 25th. ‘O Lord! Governour of ... ... for her conditionally, if it were lawful.’ 78 Boswell’s Life of Johnson ‘April 23, 1753. I know not whether I do not too much indulge the vain longi... ...nd most humble servant, ‘SAM. JOHNSON.’ ‘Gough-square, Fleet-street, April 8,1755.’ The Dictionary, with a Grammar and History of the English Language...

...Preface: In making this abridgement of Boswell?s Life of Johnson I have omitted most of Boswell?s criticisms, comments, and notes, all of Johnson?s opinions in legal cases, most of the letters, and parts of the conversation dealing with matters which were of gr...

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to His Family and Friends ; Selected and Edited with Notes and Introd. By Sidney Colvin : Volume 1

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...V olume 1 A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vol. One is a publication of the Pennsylvania St... ...ity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: 2 SULYARDE TERRACE, TORQUAY THURSDAY (APRIL 1866) RESPECTED PA TERNAL RELA TIVE, – I write to make a request of t... ...water if he makes a row. – Ever your affec- tionate son, R. L. STEVENSON. 8 The Letters of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO MRS. THOMAS STEVENSON ... ... R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO CHARLES BAXTER DUNBLANE, TUESDAY, 9TH APRIL 1872 MY DEAR BAXTER, – I don’t know what you mean. I know nothing abo... ...d vice that could tend to make his suicide a most virtuous and commendable action; and yet I like Werther too – I don’t know why, except that he has w... ... such bright eyes as they both had. It put one in a good humour to see it. 8 P.M. – I made a little more out of my work than I have made for a long wh... ...at upon, and principally for the reason why. Deploring as I do much of the action of the Trades Unions, these conspiracy clauses 47 The Letters of R.... ...hat became of Jean Cavalier between his coming to England and his death in 1740. Is anything interesting known about him? Whom did he marry? The happy...

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