specially in cottons and woollens, and that many recently out of employment were now in full work -- in Glasgow, most of the weavers were again engaged.
Finally, Castlereagh adopted Robinson's position that the. political hostility of the honourable and learned gentleman was so mixed up with his commercial propositions -- which, otherwise, the Government would have been very willing to discuss -- that he could not expect from ministers their concurrence in his resolutions, and the orders of the day were read by 118 to 63.1
It is that of Jevons. For want of systematic study of economic history since the "factory system" began, it has never been sufficiently noticed that, during the nineteenth century, industry has described a cyclical movement. A table drawn up by me for the recent Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress shows that, within every ten or eleven years since 1815 -- that is, since England became a manufacturing country and ceased to be affected by the abnormal phenomena attending the great war -- there has been a time of deep depression and a time of active trade, and that the movement between the recurrence of these points has described an almost constant ebb and flow. From 1815 to 1842, the country was trying the great experiment of universal Protection, the difficulty of dealing even-handed favour to differing and often warring interests increasing with each year. Even after Free Trade came, there were disturbances from outside, like the potato and the cotton famine, and from inside, like the banking crises, which