ECONOMISTS understand by the distribution of wealth that share which each of the factors in production is able to secure for himself out of the gross total of objects possessing value in exchange. I purpose to postpone this interesting subject to later chapters, as I have discussed the distribution of social privileges, in so far as it was relative to the occupancy of land, in an earlier chapter, and in the present to deal with the comparative opulence of different districts in England, with the locality of other than agricultural industry, with the relations of England to domestic and foreign trade, with the fair at home and the centres of commerce abroad, and with the machinery by which Eastern produce was carried to England and acquired by the consumer.