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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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The Recreative Magazine, Band 1

1822 - 586 Seiten
...secretaries put his pen across this passage. The same author, in his Dictionary, gave us this definition of excise : — " A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged, not by the common, judges or property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." He also describes a commissioner...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Band 1

1823
...themselves to my memory. His faveurite topic, ridicule of the Scotch, is thus introduced : — " OATS. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Every admirer of his general character, and friend to consistency, must regret that he deigned to accept...
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The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts ...

James Mitchell - 1825 - 740 Seiten
...through various editions. DR. JOHNSON'S DEFINITION OF OATS. Oats, says the Doctor, in his dictionary, are a grain which, in England,, is generally given to horses, but, in Scotland, supports the people. Is it possible that this man knew so little of England, as to be ignorant, tli.it oats form the chief...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...words is not explained, as his tory, whig, pension, oats, excise*, and a few more, ' He thus defines excise : " A hateful tax levied upon commodities,...adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." The commissioners of excise being offended by this...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...without the praise of perfection, which if I coula obtain in this gloom of solitude, t He thus defines Excise — " A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common juogee of property, but wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid." The Commissioners of ExcUe...
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A Dictionary of the English Language, Band 1

Samuel Johnson - 1828 - 1369 Seiten
...(ote'-malt) ni Malt made of oats. OATMEAL, (ote'-mele) ns Flour made by grinding oat». OATS, (otes) n. -. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses ; but in Scotland supports the people. To OBDUCE, (gb-dnse') va To draw>ver as a covering. DEDUCTION, (gb-duk'-shnn) n. ». The act of covering,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1831
...treason to his country}. QPKNSIONER, a slave of state hired by a stipend to obey his master}. OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people] . EXCISE [« hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by...
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The Monthly Review

1831
...for treason to his country." His hatred of the Scotch breaks out in his definition of "oats," — " a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Some family circumstances, which Mr. Croker has traced with his wonted perseverance, and from which...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1831
...treason to his country]. [^PENSIONER, a slave of state hired by a stipend to obey his master} . OATS Qa grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people} . EXCISE \_a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1831
...Under this title, EXCISE, are the following words : "EXCISE, fi. i. (Accijs, Dutch; Excisum, Latin.) A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, out wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid. " ' The people iliould pay a ratable tax far their...
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