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" A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is. "
A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, - Página 252
por Justin McCarthy - 1884
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year ...

William Cobbett - 1811
...general infatuation or thirst of gain was, appears from the following instance: A proposal was offered ' For carrying ' on an undertaking of great advantage, but ' nobody to know what it is.' The projector formed a scheme for half a million, by which every subscriber, paying down two guineas...
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Lectures on Modern History: From the Irruption of the Northern ..., Volumen2

William Smyth - 1840 - 494 páginas
...ought to instruct you. 'I will mention one of them. A proposal, after many others, at last appeared " for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it was." The scheme was for half a million, and every subscriber, upon first paying two guineas, as a...
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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Volumen1

Charles Mackay - 1841
...other, the utter madness of the people, was one started by an unknown adventurer, entitled "A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is." Were not the fact stated by scores of credible witnesses, it would be impossible to believe that any...
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The American Eclectic, Volumen3

1842
...other, the utter madness of the people, was one started by an unknown adventurer, entitled ' Jl company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.' Were not the fact stated by scores of credible witnesses, it would be impossible to believe that any...
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The hand-book of Manchester, by B. Love

Benjamin Love - 1842
...other the utter madness of the people, was one started by an unknown adventurer, intituled, ' A Company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.' Were not the fact confirmed by scores of creditable witnesses, it would be impossible to believe that...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1843
...other, the utter madness of the people, was one started by an unknown adventurer, entitled, " A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is." Were not the 196 THE BLIND PAUPER. fact stated by scores of credible witnesses, it would be impossible...
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The Living Age, Volumen15

1847
...millions and a half to ' a promising design hereafter to be promulgated. ' A third was a ' Company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage ; but nobody to know what it is; every subscriber who deposits 21. per share, to be entitled to 100/. per annum.' Even this insolent...
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The American Whig Review, Volumen2

1845
...church lands, and for repairing and rebuilding parsonage and vicarage houses." " For trading in hair." " For carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is"! " For furnishing funerals to any part of Great Britain." " For insuring horses — capital two millions."...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volumen3

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1853
...walnut-trees from Virginia; one for converting quicksilver into a fine malleable metal ; and one " for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is ;" the artful sharper who started this last scheme received nearly one thousand deposits of 21. per...
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The Bible in the Counting-house: A Course of Lectures to Merchants

Henry Augustus Boardman - 1853 - 408 páginas
...could not be recited here without exciting an unbecoming merriment. One of them was styled, " A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is." The projector of this bold appeal to the public credulity, required a deposit of £2 on each share...
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