The Scots Magazine, Volum 24

Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran, 1762

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Pàgina 31 - MONEY is not, properly speaking, one of the subjects of commerce; but only the instrument which men have agreed upon to facilitate the exchange of one commodity for another. It is none of the wheels of trade: It is the oil which renders the motion of the wheels more smooth and easy.
Pàgina 188 - I cannot write much; God knows how hardly I steal this time when all sleep; and it is also time for me to separate my thoughts from the world. Beg my dead body, which living was denied you, and either lay it in Sherbourne, or Exeter church by my father and mother. I can say no more; time and death call me away.
Pàgina 257 - As the troubled noife of the ocean when roll the waves on high; as the laft peal of the thunder of heaven, fuch is the noife of battle.
Pàgina 35 - It is also evident that the prices do not so much depend on the absolute quantity of commodities and that of money which are in a nation as on that of the commodities which come or may come to market and of the money which circulates.
Pàgina 34 - ... of his family. The farmer and gardener finding that all their commodities are taken off, apply themselves with alacrity to the raising more ; and at the same time can afford to take better and more cloths from their tradesmen, whose price is the same as formerly and their industry only whetted by so much new gain.
Pàgina 22 - ... of the fine arts, derived from rational principles, furnishes elegant subjects for conversation, and prepares us for acting in the social state with dignity and propriety.
Pàgina 21 - ... and are generally neglected in the maturity of life, which disposes to more serious and more important occupations. To those who deal in criticism as a regular science, governed by just principles, and giving scope to judgment as well as to fancy, the fine arts are a favourite entertainment; and in old age maintain that relish which they produce in the morning...
Pàgina 34 - Cadiz ; they are thereby enabled to employ more workmen than formerly, who never dream of demanding higher wages, but are glad of employment from such good paymasters.
Pàgina 33 - ... felt on all ranks of people. At first, no alteration is perceived; by degrees the price rises, first of one commodity, then of another; till the whole at last reaches a just proportion with the new quantity of specie which is in the kingdom. In my opinion, it is only in this interval or intermediate situation, between the acquisition of money and rise of prices, that the increasing quantity of gold and silver is favourable to industry.
Pàgina 187 - When you have travailed and wearied yourself with all sorts of worldly cogitations, you shall sit down by sorrow in the end. Teach your son also to serve and fear God...

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