The Life of Sir Thomas Munro, Late Governor of Madras: With Extracts from His Correspondence and Private Papers, Volume 2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830 - India
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Page 227 - Shakspeare, that, take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.
Page 285 - The value of corn is regulated by the quantity of labour bestowed on its production on that quality of land, or with that portion of capital, which pays no rent. Corn is not high because a rent is paid, but a rent is paid because corn is high...
Page 284 - Rent is that portion of the produce of the earth, which is paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil.
Page 287 - The natural price of labour is that price which is necessary to enable the labourers, one with another, to subsist and to perpetuate their race, without either increase or diminution.
Page 288 - The friends of humanity cannot but wish that in all countries the labouring classes should have a taste for comforts and enjoyments, and that they should be stimulated by all legal means in their exertions to procure them. There cannot be a better security against a superabundant population.
Page 27 - A free press and the dominion of strangers are things which are quite incompatible, and which cannot long exist together. For what is the first duty of a free press ? It is to deliver the country from a foreign yoke...
Page 287 - The market price of labour is the price which is really paid for it, from the natural operation of the proportion of the supply to the demand; labour is dear when it is scarce and cheap when it is plentiful. However much the market price of labour may deviate from its natural price, it has, like commodities, a tendency to conform to it.
Page 294 - It is thus that the money of each country is apportioned to it in such quantities only as may be necessary to regulate a profitable trade of barter. England exported cloth in exchange for wine because, by so doing, her industry was rendered more productive to her ; she had more cloth and wine than if she had manufactured both for herself ; and Portugal imported...
Page 412 - Munro, in words used many years since, that any expense which may be incurred for this object, 'will be amply repaid by the improvement of the country ; for the general diffusion of knowledge is inseparably followed by more orderly habits, by increasing industry, by a taste for the comforts of life, by exertion to acquire them, and by the growing prosperity of the people.
Page 409 - The state of education here exhibited, low as it is, compared with that of our own country, is higher than it was in most European countries at no very distant period.

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