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" Taunton clothing region, that 'there was not a child in the town or in the villages round it of above five years old, but, if it was not neglected by its parents and untaught, could earn its bread. "
A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain: Divided Into Circuits Or ... - Page 18
by Daniel Defoe - 1748
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Curious and Diverting Journies, Thro' the Whole Island of Great-Britain ...

Daniel Defoe - 1734 - 530 pages
...that which 'added to .the Thing" very much, was, that not one of thole Looms wanted Work: He farther added, That there -,was not a Child in the Town, ;or in the Villages rouad it, of above Five Years bid, bur, if it was not neglected by its Parents, and untaught, couid...
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A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain: Divided Into Circuits Or ...

Daniel Defoe - 1761
...Trade in the Town, that they had 1 100 Looms foing for the weaving of Sagathies, Duroys, and fuch ind of Stuffs; and that not one of thofe Looms wanted...round it, of above five Years old, but, if it was not negledled by its Parents, and untaught, could earn its own Bread. This was what I never met with in...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 6-7

Anna Maria Hall
...At Taunton, in Devizes, the traveller was assured that there was so much work at the looms, &c., " that there was not a child in the town, or in the...it was not neglected by its parents, and untaught, coold earn its own bread. This was what I never met with in any place in England, except at Colchester,...
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The Economic Review

1895
...flannels and Salisbury whites for the Turkey trade ; there were eleven hundred looms in Taunton, where " there was not a child in the town or in the villages...its parents and untaught, could earn its own bread ;" ': the great foundries or ironworks " of Sussex were still carried on at a " prodigious expense...
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