The drawback of greater distance was, however, in Gill's opinion, more than compensated by the accuracy with which the observations could be made.
Another difficulty is that Italian and foreign capitalists, have produced a great rise in prices which has not been compensated by a rise in wages.
The size of the sanctuaries, however, was compensated for by their number; in Ostia alone there were five.
On the other hand, they suffered from the rigorous measures of the continental system, which seriously crippled trade at the ports and were not compensated by the increased facilities for trade with France which Napoleon opened up. The drain of men to supply his armies in Germany, Spain and Russia was also a serious loss.
Hence losses in one quarter must be compensated by gains in another - a process which the law, regarding only the gains, renders very difficult.