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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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THE WORKS OF JOSEPH ADDISON

1864
...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,...what a barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to cur share ! Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips and haws,...
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English Merchants: Memoirs in Illustration of the Progress of ..., Volume 1

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - 1866 - 861 pages
...natural prospect," he wrote in 1711, " without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what an uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share! Natural...nature ; that our climate -of itself, and without the assistances of art, can make no further advances towards a plum than a sloe, and carries an apple to...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...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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Introductory Text-book of English Composition, Based on Grammatical Synthesis

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1867
...unless the observer were opposite the aperture. 4. If we consider our own country in its natural aspect without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce...barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share. 5. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the...
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English composition in prose and verse, based on grammatical synthesis ...

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1868
...you," says he, " that you die with Phocion?" 4. If we consider our own country in its natural aspect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! 5. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon...
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Famous London Merchants: A Book for Boys

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - 1869 - 314 pages
...its natural prospect," he wrote, " without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce, what an uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural...the assistance of art, can make no farther advances toward a plum than a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater perfection than a crab ; that our melons,...
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Famous London Merchants ...

Henry Richard Fox Bourne - 1869 - 295 pages
...in its natural prospect," he wrote, "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 a sloe, and carries an apple to no greater perfection than a crab...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 229

1870
...of Ormiston and some other estates are." The efforts of the improvers were based on the hypothesis, that " no fruit grows originally among us besides hips and haws, acorns and pignuts, with others of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the assistance of art, can make...
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John Heywood's new code readers. Standard 1-3, 5, 6

John Heywood (ltd.) - 1872
...diamond necklace out of the bowels of Hindostan. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...pignuts, with other delicacies of the like nature. Our climate of itself, without the assistance of art, can make no further advances towards a plum than...
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An English Grammar and Reading Book for Lower Forms in Classical Schools

Osborne William Tancock - 1872 - 332 pages
...God for aid. PLUMPTRE, (Edipus the King. 106. If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...besides hips and haws, acorns and pignuts, with other delicates of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the assistances of art, can...
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