In the manufacture of the beautiful white tappa generally worn on the Marquesan Islands, the preliminary operation consists in gathering a certain quantity of the young branches of the cloth-tree.
Sometimes, in the first stages of the manufacture, the substance is impregnated with a vegetable juice, which gives it a permanent colour.
In passing along the valley, I was often attracted by the noise of the mallet, which, when employed in the manufacture of the cloth produces at every stroke of its hard, heavy wood, a clear, ringing, and musical sound, capable of being heard at a great distance.
And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom.
"Yes indeed!" said all the courtiers, although not one of them could see anything of this exquisite manufacture.
“It is very true that we manufacture sugar, and the inquiry is quite useful, how much?
Marmaduke had dismounted, and was viewing the works and the trees very closely, and not without frequent expressions of dissatisfaction at the careless manner in which the manufacture was conducted.
Sometimes he met with a check, as, for instance, when, in his eagerness to increase his store, he made the men manufacture
more cotton than the public needed; or when he could not get enough of raw cotton, as happened during the Civil War in America.
To which purpose serveth the opening, and well-balancing of trade; the cherishing of manufactures
; the banishing of idleness; the repressing of waste, and excess, by sumptuary laws; the improvement and husbanding of the soil; the regulating of prices of things vendible; the moderating of taxes and tributes; and the like.
The States which can go farthest towards the supply of their own wants, by their own manufactures
, will not, according to their numbers or wealth, consume so great a proportion of imported articles as those States which are not in the same favorable situation.
Shall domestic manufactures
be encouraged, and in what degree, by restrictions on foreign manufactures
He maintained that the poverty of Russia arises not merely from the anomalous distribution of landed property and misdirected reforms, but that what had contributed of late years to this result was the civilization from without abnormally grafted upon Russia, especially facilities of communication, as railways, leading to centralization in towns, the development of luxury, and the consequent development of manufactures
, credit and its accompaniment of speculation--all to the detriment of agriculture.