The same result may be arrived at more easily

They are rich City merchants, and their stake in the Bank is trifling in comparison with the rest of their wealth. They ought not to do it to serve others; they ought to do it to serve themselves. Is that trust justified? and is that confidence wise? These are the cardinal questions. If out of 3,000,000 L. So inadequate was his action that at first the fall in exchange was scarcely stayed at all. Provisions for due publicity will probably lead in the long–run to the best results—though care must be taken that the form for publication of accounts is well suited to bring to the light what is most relevant. Often enough the debenture, or the certificate, or the bond is in the custody of the banker, and he is expected to see when the coupon is due, and to cut it off and transmit it for payment. Probably it would not sell fifty pounds’ worth. They still derived an immense income from it. Men of business have keen sensations but short memories, and they will care no more next February for the events of last May than they now care for the events of October 1864.

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