Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting Reminiscences and Facts, Remarkable Traits and Humors ... of Merchants, Traders, Bankers ... Etc. in All Ages and Countries ...


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Seite 98 - I am sure I should wish that : I wish them to give mind, soul, heart, and body to business — that is the way to be happy. It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.
Seite 381 - ... for the king and all his subjects. The time is coming when it will be cheaper for a working man to travel on a railway than to walk on foot. I know there are great and almost insurmountable difficulties...
Seite 128 - That he expected his orders were to be his rules, and not the laws of England, which were a heap of nonsense, compiled by a few ignorant country gentlemen, who hardly knew how to make laws for the good of their own private families, much less for the regulating of companies, and foreign commerce " (Hamilton's New Account of India, i.232).
Seite 167 - Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Seite 82 - I looked into the great hall, where the bank is kept, and was not a little pleased to see the directors, secretaries, and clerks, with all the other members of that wealthy corporation, ranged in their several stations, according to the parts they act, in that just and regular economy.
Seite 318 - Stoll or Lost, may have the same Inserted at a Reasonable Rate ; from Twelve Pence to Five Shillings, and not to exceed : Who may agree with Nicholas Boone for the same at his Shop next door to Major Davis's, Apothecary in Boston near the Old Meeting House. " All Persons in Town and Country may have said NewsLetter Weekly upon reasonable tearms, agreeing with John Campbell Post Master for the same.
Seite 252 - In order to keep up the credit of our house, I have forged powers of attorney for the above sums and parties, and sold out to the amount here stated, and without the knowledge of my partners. I kept up the payment of the dividends, but made no entries of such payments in our books.
Seite 141 - I understand," said the President, " you taught us how to spin, so as to rival Great Britain in her manufactures ; you set all these thousands of spindles at work, which I have been delighted in viewing, and which have made so many happy by a lucrative employment." " Yes, sir," said Mr. Slater, " I suppose that I gave out the Psalm, and they have been singing to the tune ever since.
Seite 312 - Money, with a figure of a hat subjoined. But he thought he would submit it to his friends for their amendments. The first he showed it to, thought the word hatter tautologous, because followed by the words makes hats, which showed he was a hatter.

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