Journal of a Residence in Norway During the Years 1834, 1835, & 1836: Made with a View to Enquire Into the Moral and Political Economy of that Country, and the Condition of Its Inhabitants

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1837 - 482 Seiten

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Seite 37 - servant. The colonists told us the same thing of their slaves. If property is a good and desirable thing, I suspect that the very smallest quantity of it is good and desirable ; and that the state of society in which it is most widely diffused is the best constituted.
Seite 1 - NORWAY is a country peculiarly interesting to the political economist It is the only part of Europe in which property, from the earliest ages, has been transmitted upon the principle of partition among all the children. The feudal structure of society,
Seite 162 - with those concerns which require mental exertion and talent, than women of the same class in England. In Norway the land, as already observed, is parcelled out into small estates, affording a comfortable subsistence, and in a moderate degree the
Seite 86 - I found a small hop garden even on this farm, and apparently the crop excellent. It is singular, that a plant which is so delicate and precarious in the south of England, and requires the most expensive culture, should flourish here in latitude
Seite 76 - follow :—In the war between Christian IV. of Denmark and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, which began in the year 1611, Gustavus sent a Colonel Munkhaven over to Scotland to obtain recruits for his service. Munkhaven raised about
Seite 480 - First.—That the structure of society, in which through the effects of the natural law of succession in equal shares, there is a very general diffusion of property among all classes and individuals, is better calculated for the end of all society—the producing the greatest possible quantity of well-being and happiness to the greatest number of
Seite 383 - have been writers of merit. It is evident, however, that no great literary effort has ever been made in Norway. It is possible that the state of society is not favourable to great mental exertion. There is nothing to be gained by it; and intellectual labour seems to follow the same law as bodily
Seite 447 - to bestow superior education upon their children : so the restrictions and monopoly system shut them out from the various paths and employments for which ingenuity, with ordinary useful education, might qualify them. Education can never be high, although it may extend very widely in an inferior state, in a community under these circumstances.
Seite 19 - The whole mass of property will, I conceive, be found in such a state of society to consist of as many estates of the class of 1000/., as many of 100/., as many of 10/.
Seite 49 - the people in our northern counties, owing principally, I think, to its being better baked. This mode of grinding and baking makes intelligible the use of bread of the bark of the fir-tree, in years of scarcity. Its inner rind, kiln-dried, may undoubtedly be ground, along with the husks and grain, and add to the quantity of meal; it may even be

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