Artisans and Machinery: The Moral and Physical Condition of the Manufacturing Population Considered with Reference to Mechanical Substitutes for Human Labour

J.W. Parker, 1836 - 399 páginas

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Página 399 - Law," in which a comparison is occasionally made between the Roman Laws and those of England, by Samuel Hallifax, late Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, and formerly the King's Professor of Civil Law in this University.
Página 244 - To condemn man to such severity of toil is, in some measure, to cultivate in him the habits of an animal. He becomes reckless. He disregards the distinguishing appetites and habits of his species. He neglects the comforts and delicacies of life. He lives in squalid wretchedness, on meagre food, and expends his superfluous gains in debauchery.
Página 182 - ... in the mass, it would be impossible to congregate in a smaller compass. Their complexion is sallow and pallid — with a peculiar flatness of feature, caused by the want of a proper quantity of adipose substance to cushion out the cheeks.
Página 333 - ... per week : but the great sheet-anchor of all cottages and small farms, was the labour attached to the handwheel...
Página 316 - In those spacious halls the benignant power of steam summons around him his myriads of willing menials, and assigns to each the regulated task, substituting for painful muscular effort on their part the energies of his own gigantic arm, and demanding in return only attention and dexterity to correct such little aberrations as casually occur in his workmanship.
Página 317 - And wields his trident, — while the Monarch spins. — First with nice eye emerging Naiads cull From leathery pods the vegetable wool...
Página 354 - It is, in fact, the constant aim and tendency of every improvement in machinery to supersede human labour altogether, or to diminish its cost, by substituting the industry of women and children for that of men ; or that of ordinary labourers, for trained artisans.
Página 33 - Few of the men who entered the trade rich were successful. They trusted too much to others — too little to themselves ; whilst on the contrary the men who prospered were raised by their own efforts — commencing in a very humble way, generally from exercising some handicraft, as clockmaking, hatting, &c., and pushing their advance by a series of unceasing exertions, having a very limited capital to begin with, or even none at all, saving their own labour'.

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