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The Scotch Banker: Containing Articles Under That Signature on Banking ...
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Página iii - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him ; and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Página 137 - These forms are adapted to ordinary occasions ; and therefore persons who are nurtured in office do admirably well as long as things go on in their common order ; but when the high roads are broken up, and the waters out, when a new and troubled scene is opened, and the file affords no precedent, then it is that a greater knowledge of mankind, and a far more extensive comprehension of things, is requisite, than ever office gave, or than office can ever give.
Página xx - Observations on Paper Money, Banking, and Over-Trading, including those parts of the Evidence taken before the Committee of the House of Commons which explain the Scotch System of Banking,' London, 1827, 8vo ; another edition, 1829, 8vo.
Página iii - At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the manner of the release : Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it ; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother ; because it is called the Lord's release.
Página xvii - Session papers" were very different things. With these slight exceptions we take the opinion of the country, and of every part of the world where the language is understood, to be that of the most unbounded admiration of these exquisite specimens of judicial oratory, — and of great obligations to the editor of the collection.
Página 137 - But it may be truly said that men too much conversant in office are rarely minds of remarkable enlargement. Their habits of office are apt to give them a turn to think the substance of business not to be much more important than the forms in which it is conducted.
Página xx - Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore, And image charms he must behold no more ; Such if there be, who loves so long, so well ; Let him our sad, our tender story tell ; The well-sung woes will soothe my pensive ghost ; He best can paint 'em who shall feel 'em most.
Página xix - The Life of William Lord Russell; with some Account of the Times in which he lived.