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" If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a barren, uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us besides... "
The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson - Page 39
by British essayists - 1819
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English Reading Lessons: To Serve as an Introduction to the Models of ...

1843 - 216 pages
...the least part of this our happiness, that If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...itself, and without the assistance of art, can make no further advances towards a plum, than a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater perfection than a...
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De Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West, Volume 3

1847
...petticoat rises out of the mines of Peru, and the diamond necklace out of the bowels of Hindostan. pig-nuts, with other delicacies of the like nature,...itself and without the assistance of art, can make no further advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater perfection than...
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Knight's Cyclopædia of London, 1851

Charles Knight - 1851 - 860 pages
...in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a barren and uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural...historians tell us that no fruit grows originally among us beiides hips and haws, acorns and pig-nuts, with other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate,...
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Knight's Cyclopædia of London, 1851

Charles Knight - 1851 - 860 pages
...the same time promoting the public stock " If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a barren and uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians tell us that no fruit grows...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1853
...diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...assistance of art, can make no farther advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater perfection than a crab ; that our melons, our...
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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and Explanatory ...

1853
...carrying out of it whatever is superfluous. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...of itself, and without the assistance of art, can * See No. 1. make no farther advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater...
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Free Trade and the League: A Biographic History of the Pioneers of Freedom ...

Alexander Somerville - 1853
...own country in its natural prospects, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what an uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural...itself, and without the assistance of art, can make no further advances towards a plum than to a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater a perfection than...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 1-2

Spectator The - 1853
...diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural histoiians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips and haws, acorns and pignuts,...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...country in its natural prospect, witkout any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what a bama uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share! Natural...that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips oi haws, acorns and pig-nuts, with other delicacies of the like uatnrr that our climate of itself,...
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The Spectator

1853 - 742 pages
...diamond necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share 1 Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among na, beside hips and haws, acorns...
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