By Virginia Woolf
No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting right here, starting there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, keeping their silver lamp above us, lengthy they appear and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops just a little. Wild beams of moonlight go either flooring and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces wondering; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.
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Adding to the ambiguity is the fact that the merchant in the ‘invisible hand’ passage is not even a British merchant, but located in the cosmopolitan trading space of Amsterdam. Both the self and the nation are imagined by Smith according to a twodimensional spatial model in which self-interest increases with physical and cultural proximity. indd 33 3/17/2011 10:25:00 AM 34 The ‘Invisible Hand’ and British Fiction, 1818–1860 with increasing proximity. But overlapping with this understanding of the limitations of individual perception is Smith’s assertion that there is also a point of view from which one can perceive the system (or the nation) as a whole.
E. self-interest) and acting with benevolence for others, in fact, is that we cannot survey or control the results of any actions whose effects are meant to diffuse into the general population. However, Smith presumes that we know what is best for ourselves. He does not say that benevolence is bad for the economy, merely that he does not know (and presumably, neither do we) of any good that has come of it. The merchant may in fact intend some vague social good, but it is more important here that he obey his immediate interest in keeping his trades close to home.
There are many ways of leading an action: for example in Exodus (13:21–2), the Lord leads the Israelites with a pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night. This provided them with a directional goal, which they then chose (more or less) to follow. When you draw a straight line with the help of a ruler, the ruler is also ‘leading’ your hand, by preventing your pencil from deviating from the line you have chosen to draw. indd 28 3/17/2011 10:25:00 AM The Invisible Hand and the Rise of Political Economy 29 selling, hiring and firing, and so on.
A Haunted House (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf