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the necessaries of life. Among a variety of strictures on the lsil-l beg sorc the house, ruade by this speaker, the following arrested, in aparticular manner, our attention: " Formerly out principal taxes, arising from consumption, andv not extendingto many' of the real comforts and necessaries of life, \Nere,\in a manner, voluntary. The exchequer was' enriched; the people were ha-ppy; and. the prosufion of government was happily checked, by the conviction- that, if the taxes were carried beyond a certain length, the produce, instead of increasing, would be diminished. But if this hill pash, the whole property of the country will,-in future, l-ie at the mercy ofthe m-inister. For though he now, very moderately, requires only a tenth part of out income, heesiablishcs a principle, that the government of this counr try is entitled to demand acertain part of the income of each individual, and is also entitled to enforce that compulsive requifition,
* Were: it certain (which is controverred) rhm large capitals and 'arge farms are the best means of raising the greatest quantity of cattle, grain, or other phytical produce, acthe least expense; there is in political economy aprevious question. Is the ndvancemcnt of agriculture itself, so defined, to be preferred to population, health, virtue, contentment, general independence, and an immense reduction of the poors rates? See Mr. Newre, otTivertoNs, Tour in England and Scotland, and 't An Essay on the Right ofPro
perry in Land." Walters.
Both these publtcations have been translated into the French tanpxage, and been receiv'd with the highest approbation by the French anon-writh