Political Economy

With Special Reference To The
Industrial History of Nations

By Robert Ellis Thompson, M.A.
Professor of Social Science in the University of Pennsylvania
and Member of The American Philosophical Society

“The true greatness of kingdoms and estates, and the means thereof, is an argument fit for great and mighty princes to have in their hand;  to the end that neither by over measuring their forces, they lose themselves in vain enterprises nor on the other side, by undervaluing them, they descend to the fearful and pusillanimous counsels.” — Lord Bacon.

Philadelphia : Porter & Coates

Copyright, 1875, by Porter & Coates
Copyright, 1882, by Porter & Coates
Copyright, 1895, by The Werner Company

E-text prepared by Gary Edwards
January 2003