Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 60–62.

Travels of a Pound of Cotton. By A Moreau de Jonnes



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Asiatic Journal


Statistics, Agriculture, Steam-power, Machinery, Manufactories, Industrial Chemistry, Transport, Industry

    The writer narrates the journey of a pound of cotton to Manchester for spinning, and to Paisley for weaving. In conclusion, he reflects that for the process to occur 'it was necessary that industry, availing itself of the prodigies of philosophy, should satisfy its wants by the agency of fire, and render docile the most intractable and most destructive element; that navigation should bring closer to each other the banks of the Ganges and the Thames; that the Mogul empire should become the inheritance of a company of merchants; and that its provinces should be restored to fertility, and its people to civilization, by conquerors, who were but barbarians twenty centuries after the countries of Asia, which they now teach, possessed all the advantages of science, arts, and industry!'

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