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(Biography) Richard. 1804–65, British economist and statesman: with John Bright a leader of the successful campaign to abolish the Corn Laws (1846)
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Richard, 1804–65, English merchant, economist, and statesman.
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Never had one of Bright's or Cobden's sudden onslaughts, never had one of Palmerston's abrupt demands for funds to plate the rocks of the English coast with iron, made such a sensation.
Gladstone, John Bright, and Cobden; there was a moment's discussion about George Meredith, but Matthew Arnold and Emerson were given up cheerfully.
Hunsden would as little have thought of taking a wife from a caste inferior to his own, as a Stanley would think of mating with a Cobden. I enjoyed the surprise I should give; I enjoyed the triumph of my practice over his theory; and leaning over the table, and uttering the words slowly but with repressed glee, I said concisely--
Fisher Unwin, the daughter of the English statesman, Richard Cobden. It seemed as if both Mr.
Now, sooner than let the Protectionists triumph, the Cobden Club itself would blow the gaff and point out to the workers that Protection only means compelling the proprietors of England to employ slaves resident in England and therefore presumably--though by no means necessarily--Englishmen.
Betfair Denman Chase 1 Clan Des Obeaux 2-5f 2 Terrefort 5-2 3 Ballyhill 25-1 Owner Mr& Mrs Paul Barber, Ged Mason & Sir Alex Ferguson Trainer Paul Nicholls Jockey Harry Cobden Groom Scott Marshall Breeder Marie Devilder Distances 11l, 25l HARRY COBDEN has never ridden in a Cheltenham Gold Cup, but he has a Gold Cup horse - of that he is certain.
A total of 100 military boots have recently been planted up with flowers by youngsters from Emmanuel Scouts, Nanpantan Beavers and pupils from Mountfields Lodge Primary, Hardwick House School and Cobden Primary for Armed Forces Day on June 30.
Matthew Cobden, 38, of Long Lodge Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court in connection with the crash which killed Alexander Worth.
BELLWAY Homes have recently released for sale a range of mews properties at its sought-after Cobden Mill development, on Watery Road in Wrexham.
The event was dominated by the Cobden Flyers, representing The Cobden public house, Quarry Street, Woolton, who won all their qualifying races and stormed home to victory in the final.
The alleged attempted murder came on the junction of nearby Mansfield Avenue and Cobden Street at around 2.20pm yesterday.