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Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,806 / 248 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 566
Added to site: 2006.08.22 14333
Genre: Periodical

all the appliances of looms, furnaces and dye-houses, which give employment to a population reaching nearly forty thousand. The continuance of prosperous trade in most of the ancient English boroughs is a very interesting feature in their history; and though no doubt the picturesqueness of towns is increased or preserved by their falling into the Pompeii stage and dwindling into loneliness or decay, one cannot wish such to be their fate. Few English towns that have been of any importance centuries ago have gone back, though some have stood still; and if they have lost their social prestige, the spirit of the times has gradually made the loss of less consequence in proportion as the importance of trade and manufactures has increased. The ribbon trade is indeed a new one, hardly two centuries old, but Coventry was the centre of the old national woollen industry long before. Twenty years ago, the silk trade having languished, the queen revived the fashion of broad ribbons, and Coventry wares became for a while



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