William Stafford

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Stafford, William


Born Mar. 1, 1554, in Rochford, Essex; died Nov. 16, 1612, in London. English economist; representative of early mercantilism.

Stafford is the alleged author of the pamphlet A CompendiousExamination of Certain Ordinary Complaints, published in 1581 under the initials “W. S.” An advocate of the active regulation of money, the pamphlet’s author considered that the debasement of coinage and the outflow of debased coinage abroad lead to higher prices and a lower standard of living at home. Stafford considered that economic problems could be solved by forbidding the export of gold and silver and regulating commerce in order to limit imports. He spoke in favor of national industry, suggesting that it would help reduce dependence on imports and at the same time lead to an improvement in the monetary balance of the country.


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Daniel Joseph branded it "utter garbage" and William Stafford called it the "worst episode of Sherlock ever".
He has received both the William Stafford memorial Poetry Award and the Oregon Book Award in poetry for his collection, "Journeyman's Wages.
In this way, this collection may resemble those of William Stafford in their unevenness; however, as with Stafford, we soon realize we must have it all to have the whole man, and such passages are always redeemed by an eloquence and quiet grace just a few lines later: "There is a day / when the road neither / comes nor goes, and the way / is not a way, but a place.
Young has received both Chaffin and William Stafford awards for his poetry, two Pushcart nominations, and a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
On August 28, 1993, William Stafford got up early, as usual, and started writing.
We know Mary was the King's mistress and we know she married Sir William Carey in 1520, and Sir William Stafford, secretly and impulsively, in 1534.
William Stafford has been the president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle for the past 20 years.
THE poem "Ask Me" by William Stafford has the phrase, "Ask me whether what I have done is my life.
The Phil, in glorified chamber orchestra formation, delivered a sunny, heart-felt performance, generating a terrific sound and tempo through the musical ebb and flow of the powerful opening movement, and, in contrast, lovely tenderness through the following Andante and the gentle third movement, which featured a winding, weaving clarinet solo from William Stafford.
William Stafford was grateful for help with his mortgage.
I have written about the matter of conscientious objection in the past, but this poem, written only a couple of years ago, probably arose out of my work in the William Stafford Archives in Portland, Oregon.
There are three kinds of closing arguments," said William Stafford, senior federal judge in the Northern District of Florida.