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"The text of the present edition is copied from that of the fifth, the last published before Adam Smith's death. The fifth edition has been carefully collated with the first," (p. xix).

"The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life which is annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations," (p. 1vii).

"The greatest improvement in the productive powers of labour, and the greater part of the skill, dexterity, judgment with which it is any where directed, or applied, seem to have been the effects of the division of labour," (p. 3).

"This division of labour, from which so many advantages are derived, is not originally the effect of any human wisdom, which foresees and intends that general opulence to...

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