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" But now cotton yarn is cheaper than linen yarn ; and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambrics, lawns, and other expensive fabrics of flax ; and they have almost totally superseded the silks. Women of all ranks, from the highest to the lowest,... "
The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ... - Page 282
by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1807 - 755 pages
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 5

Penny dreadfuls - 1830
...ladies of ample fortune ; and yet women of all ranks affected to wear it; and many of the lower classes of the middle ranks of society distressed their husbands,...brothers, to procure that expensive finery ; neither was a bandsome cotton gown attainable by women in humbler circumstances ; and hence the cottons were mixed...
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History of the cotton manufacture in Great Britain

Edward Baines (sir.) - 1835
...ample fortune, and yet women of almost all ranks affected to wear it : and many in the lower classes of the middle ranks of society distressed their husbands,...; and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambrics, lawns, and other expensive fabrics of flax ; and they have almost totally superseded the...
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Great industries of Great Britain, Volume 3

Great Britain - 1884
...fine cotton goods, is rivalled in several parts of Great Britain. ... A handsome cotton gown was not attainable by women in humble circumstances, and thence the cottons were mixed with linen yarns to reduce their price. But now cotton yarn is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very...
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Guide to Bombay: Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive

James Mackenzie Maclean - Mumbai (India) - 1889 - 614 pages
...manufactures and commerce, but also in the dress of both sexes. Formerly, a handsome cotton gown was not attainable by women in humble circumstances ; and...yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambrics, lawns, and other expensive fabrics of flax ; and they have almost totally superseded the...
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The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

Henry Grey Graham - Scotland - 1899
...1786 set cotton manufacture free to develop. " Now," says Macpherson, writing in that year, " cotton is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambric. Women of all ranks, from the highest to the lowest, are clothed in British manufactures of...
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The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Grey Graham - Scotland - 1906 - 545 pages
...1786 set cotton manufacture free to develop. " Now," says Macpherson, writing in that year, " cotton is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambric. Women of all ranks, from the highest to the lowest, are clothed in British manufactures of...
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Wool-growing and the Tariff: A Study in the Economic History of the United ...

Chester Whitney Wright - Tariff - 1910 - 362 pages
...MacPherson, under as early a date as 1785, says: " Neither was a cotton gown attainable by a woman in humble circumstances ; and thence the cottons were...with linen yarn to reduce their price. But now cotton yam is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambrics, lawns, and...
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The Young Oxford History of Britain & Ireland

Mike Corbishley - Great Britain - 1998 - 416 pages
...luxuries, providing less than five per cent of Britain's exports, vet in 1785 an observer remarked. cotton yarn is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of ... expensive fabrics of flax; and they have almost totally superseded the silks. Women of all raoks...
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Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850: Select Economic And Social ...

Richard Tames - Business & Economics - 2005 - 194 pages
...labourer or servant with a few pence to spare. DOCUMENT 67 Macpherson Annals of Commerce (íSoS), iv, p So Now cotton yarn is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambric, lawns, and other expensive fabrics of flax, and they have almost totally superseded the silks....
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