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Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,440 / 79 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 482
Added to site: 2007.01.22
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Genre: Periodical
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AUTHOR OF TRACT ON "ADVANTAGES OF THE EAST INDIA TRADE, 1720, 8vo."

Of this pamphlet, originally published in 1701, 8vo., under the title of Considerations upon the East India Trade, and afterwards in 1720, 8vo., with a new title-page, The Advantages of the East India Trade to England considered, containing {472} 128 pages, inclusive of Preface, the author never yet been ascertained.

Mr. M^cCulloch accords to it, and very deservedly, the highest praise. He styles it (Literature of Political Economy, p. 100.) "a profound, able, and most ingenious tract;" and observes that he has "set the powerful influence of the division of labour in the most striking point of view, and has illustrated it with a skill and felicity which even Smith has not surpassed, but by which he most probably profited." Addison's admirable paper in The Spectator (No. 69.) on the advantages of commerce, is only an expansion of some of the paragraphs

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