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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 Spectator, Volume 1

George Gregory Smith - 1897
...of the Bowels of Indostan, No* 69* without any of the Benefits and Advantages of Commerce, Saturday, what a barren uncomfortable Spot of Earth falls to...originally among us, besides Hips and Haws, Acorns and Pig/Nutts, with Bother Delicacies of the like Nature; That our Climate of it self, and without the...
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Selections from the Spectator

1897 - 220 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 I Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us besides hips and haws, acorns...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 1

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...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,...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, Volume 1

George Atherton Aitken - 1898
...advantages TTf-CDTTTmerce. what a barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Naturaljiistorians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us, besides hips and haws, acorns and pig -nuts, with other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the assistances...
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Longmans' "ship" Literary Readers: The Advanced Reader, Book 7

Longman (Firm) - 1899 - 278 pages
...necklace out of the bowels of Indostan. 70 If we consider our own country in its natural prospect, without any of the benefits and advantages of commerce,...originally among us besides hips and haws, acorns and 75 pig-nuts, with other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate of itself, and without the...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers: From the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1899 - 208 pages
...sweetened with the pith of an Indian cane. 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 the earth falls to our share ! " Spectator, No. 69. Cf. Vicar of Wakefield, Chap. xxxi. P. 141,...
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Selections from the Spectator

Joseph Addison, Kenneth Deighton - 1901 - 220 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,...a barren, uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our snare .' Natural historians tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us besides hips and haws,...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers from the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1903 - 208 pages
...sweetened with the pith of an Indian cane. 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 the earth falls to our share ! " Spectator, No. 69. Cf. Vicar of Wakefield, Chap. xxxi. P. 141,...
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English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century: Sir Richard Steele, Joseph ...

1906 - 514 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,...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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Selections from the Works of Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison - 1906 - 360 pages
...advantages of commerce, what a barren uncomfortable spot of earth falls to our share ! Natural historians 25 tell us, that no fruit grows originally among us,...other delicacies of the like nature ; that our climate 1 of itself, and without the assistances of art, can make no further advances towards a plumb 30 than...
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