Famous London Merchants: A Book for Boys

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Harper & Brother, 1869 - Diligence - 295 pages
Sir Richard Whittington.--Sir Thomas Gresham.--Sir Edward Osborne.--Sir William Herrick.--Sir Thomas Smythe.--Sir Henry Garway.--Sir Dudley North.--Thomas Guy.--William Beckford.--Henry Thornton.--Nathan Meyer Rothschild.--Samuel Gurney.--George Peabody.

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Page 235 - Signior Antonio, many a time and oft, In the Rialto, you have rated me About my moneys and my usances : Still have I borne it with a patient shrug ; For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe...
Page 235 - And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own. Well then, it now appears, you need my help; Go to, then; you come to me, and you say, Shylock, we would have moneys...
Page 236 - With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this ; ' Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last ; You spurn'd me such a day; another time You call'd me dog ; and for these courtesies I'll lend you thus- much moneys?
Page 147 - 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).
Page 174 - For these reasons there are not more useful members in a commonwealth than merchants. They knit mankind together in a mutual intercourse of good offices, distribute the gifts of nature, find work for the poor, and wealth to the rich, and magnificence to the great.
Page 174 - Our ships are laden with the harvest of every climate. Our tables are stored with spices, and oils, and wines. Our rooms are filled with pyramids of China, and adorned with the workmanship of Japan. Our morning's draught comes to us from the remotest corners of the earth. We repair our bodies by the drugs of America, and repose ourselves under Indian canopies. My friend Sir Andrew calls the vineyards of France our gardens ; the spice-islands, our hot-beds ; the Persians our silk-weavers, and the...
Page 247 - was the reply. " What ! happy when, just as you are going to dine, you have a letter placed in your hands, saying, ' If you do not send me 500, I will blow your brains out...
Page 142 - ... witness, that doth not know his play, cannot so well stand his many captious questions as a false witness used to the trade will do; for he hath been exercised, and is prepared for such handling, and can clear himself, when the other will be confounded: therefore circumstances may be such as to make the false one more eligible.
Page 59 - All being prepared — amidst the ringing of the bells in every part of the city — " the Queen's Majesty, attended with her nobility, came from her house at the Strand, called Somerset House, and entered the city by Temple Bar, through Fleet Street, Cheap, and so by the north side of the Burse to Sir Thomas Gresham's house in Bishopsgate Street, where she dined. After dinner her Majesty, returning through Cornhill, entered the Burse on the south side, and after that she had viewed every part thereof...

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