Leaves from the Note-books of Lady Dorothy Nevill

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Macmillan, 1907 - 359 pagina's
 

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Pagina 5 - TAXES upon every article which enters into the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot — taxes upon everything which it is pleasant to see, hear, feel, smell, or taste — taxes upon warmth, light, and locomotion — taxes on everything on earth, and the waters under the earth...
Pagina 6 - ... paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from 2 to 10 per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble; and he is then gathered to his fathers, — to be taxed no more.
Pagina 5 - His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble ; and he is then gathered to his fathers — to be taxed no more.
Pagina 5 - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home - taxes on the raw material - taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man — taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health - on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal - on the poor man's salt and the rich man's spice - on...
Pagina 177 - The above instrument, consisting of one sheet, was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published and declared by the said 0 ohn Forsythe, as and for his last will and testament, in presence of us, who at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Pagina 313 - People can't die, along the coast,' said Mr. Peggotty, 'except when the tide's pretty nigh out. They can't be born, unless it's pretty nigh in - not properly born, till flood. He's a going out with the tide.
Pagina 5 - The schoolboy whips his taxed top; the beardless youth manages his taxed horse, with a taxed bridle, on a taxed road ; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which has paid...
Pagina 342 - I have no resentment against them, nor against any one 'living. I shall never repine at their living happily in their ' own country after I am in possession of my kingdoms ; and ' should they fall into my power , upon any attempt for my 'restoration, I shall certainly not touch a hair of their 'heads...
Pagina 96 - Their burial place they quit, And soon to arms they stand. And at midnight, from his grave, The trumpeter arose ; And, mounted on his horse, A loud shrill blast he blows. On aery coursers then, The cavalry are seen, Old squadrons erst renowned, Gory and gashed, I ween.
Pagina 5 - ... the ermine which decorates the Judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal ; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice ; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribbons of the bride; — at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.

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