France as it is, not lady Morgan's France, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 253 - that he thinks he is warranted in saying, that if 20 millions, besides what remained in the Bank, was necessary for the scale of expenditure before the Restriction Act, it is taking it moderately to contend that as much would be necessary now.
الصفحة 284 - They could not have been better planned than they are, and no river like the Thames, where there is much trade, can have its borders laid out in a manner that will please the eye so well. The islands in the...
الصفحة 255 - ... which regulate the mint, conceiving it desirable to retain, as a check upon any undue contraction of the issues of the Bank, the power which individuals at present possess of receiving coin from the mint in exchange for bullion, without loss or deduction, at the rate oft!/.
الصفحة 66 - Indeed, with those few exceptions, which must be every where found to arise out of the peculiar circumstances of individual misfortune, the French cottage always indicates the dwelling of a thriving and prosperous population. I have often heard it remarked by English travellers, who had visited France before the revolution, that the peasantry were at that period, as dishonest as they were necessitous, and yielded to temptations of theft the more readily, as the severity of the punishment universally...
الصفحة 252 - ... accurate estimate of the amount of gold in circulation previously to the year 1797; and conjectures with respect to that which will hereafter be required, must necessarily be more vague and unsatisfactory. In the communication made to the committee by the court of directors of the bank, on the 25th...
الصفحة 115 - ... countries where many of them are now never seen. All are arranged by the hands of Cuvier himself, who has placed them in that order in which they are described in his late work. All parts of the world have contributed to this collection. Among other wonders, are the fragments of an elephant's tusk, which when complete, must have been at least eight feet in length. Several cases are filled with the bones of the Siberian Mammoth, or Elephant, and the American Mammoth, or Mastodonton. There is a...
الصفحة 254 - ... less than two, nor more than three years, from the 1st of May 1821; and that at the end of that period cash payments shall be resumed. " That on a day to be fixed by parliament, not later than the 1st of February 1820, the bank shall be required to deliver gold, of standard fineness, assayed and stamped as before mentioned, in exchange for their notes (an amount of not less than sixty ounces of gold being demanded) at £\ -. Is. per ounce, that being nearly the market price of standard gold in...
الصفحة 255 - That by requiring the presentation of a large amountof notes in demand for gold, it gives to the possessor of notes to that amount, an accommodation which the holder of a smaller quantity will not possess. On the first of these objections, your Committee observe, that it is scarcely possible to calculate on a resumption of specie payments, accompanied with the total exclusion of the...
الصفحة 116 - Peru, an enormous whale (the sgualus maximus), taken on the coast of France, Roman cattle, elks, dromedaries, &c. Many specimens were presented by the late Empress Josephine. There is a regular arrangement of the whole, which adds considerably to their interest and value. In different parts of the gallery appear busts of Tournefort, Linnaeus, Adanson, Daubenton, and Fourcroy.

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