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" A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Seite xxxiv
von Samuel Johnson - 1806
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While Homer Roared: Clean Limericks, to Warm the Chuckles of Your Heart

Basil Wentworth - 2007 - 252 Seiten
...similarity of sound between paramour and power mower. 5. Samuel Johnson's dictionary defined oats as a grain "which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people". Cartesian co-ordinates (named for Rene Descartes) are the xy grids on which most elementary graphs...
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - 2007 - 396 Seiten
...inspectors of coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco, and alcohol, who collected what Dr. Johnson defined as "a hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." Excisemen (whose ranks in time would also include...
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Legal Foundations of Tribunals in Nineteenth Century England

Chantal Stebbings - 2009 - 380 Seiten
...Wade draws attention to the definition of excise in Johnson's Dictionary, where it was described as 'a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid': Wade and Forsyth, Administrative Law), p. 907. See...
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Readings of the Particular: The Postcolonial in the Postnational

Anne Holden Rønning, Lene Johannessen - 2007 - 262 Seiten
...the economically subordinate north, and Samuel Johnson could mock Scotland in his dictionary: "Oats a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." In these decades, the Scottish 'cultural cringe' was enshrined, boastful assertiveness being matched...
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The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson

T. J. Hatton, Kevin H. O'Rourke, Alan M. Taylor - 2007 - 417 Seiten
...English counties and Scotland. Dr. Johnson exaggerated only a little when he remarked that oats were "a grain which in England is generally given to horses but in Scotland Subsistence Income: Baskets of Goods, India supports the people." That was what they could afford on...
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An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction

Anatoly Liberman - 2008 - 359 Seiten
...reason. Johnson's definition of oats (inspired by Robert Burton? [G. Thompson 1887]) 'a grain, Oat Oat which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people' made Skinner's formulation offensive. Pictet (1859, 1:259), I. Meyer (1880:15), Wedgwood, and Mueller...
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