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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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Flora's Dictionary

Elizabeth Washington Wirt - 1832 - 202 Seiten
...for men." [See Skinner.] So that Doctor Johnson's offensive definition of Oata: " A grain which, \a England, is generally given to horses; but, in Scotland, supports the people," — is only a specific appropriation of what Skinner had left general; and is, therefore, not quite...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1835
...published ' A Dictionary of the English Language,' in which are the following words: — " ' EXCISE, ». s. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges o'f property, but wretches iioners . Whevhether it is not proper to proceed against the author, printers, and publishers...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...vent to his hatred against the Scots. Even in his Dictionary we find the following article : " OATS, a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.'' Not recollecting his edition of Shakspeare, which was so far from answering the expectations of the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Band 10

James Boswell - 1835
...vent to his hatred against the Scots. Even in his Dictionary we find the following article : " OATS, a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Not recollecting his edition of Shakspeare, which was so far from answering the expectations of the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1835
..."Under this title, EXCISE, are the following words: "Excise, ns (Accijs, Dutch; Excisum, Latin.) — wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid. " ' The people should pay a ratable tax for their shoes,...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...vent to his hatred against the Scots. Even in his Dictionary we find the following article : " OATS, a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Not recollecting his edition of Shakspeare, which was so far from answering the expectations of the...
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Deliciae Literariae: A New Volume of Table-talk

Joseph Robertson - 1840 - 273 Seiten
...which the commons use. 1 14. Doctor Ferine preached in the reigns of Ed1 Dr Johnson defined "Oats to be a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." " It was pleasant for me," says Boswell," to find that ' oats,' the food of horses, were so much used...
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Deliciae literariae: a new volume of table-talk [ed. by J. Robertson].

Deliciae - 1840 - 273 Seiten
...which the commons use.1 14. Doctor Ferine preached in the reigns of Ed1 Dr Johnson defined " Oats to be a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." " It was pleasant for me," says Boswell, " to find that ' oats,' the food of horses, were so much used...
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - 1842 - 529 Seiten
...vent to his hatred against the Scots. Even in his Dictionary we find the following article: " OATS, a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Not recollecting his edition of Shakspeare, which was so far from answering the expectations of the...
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Johnsoniana: Or, Supplement to Boswell: Being Anecdotes and Sayings of Dr ...

John Wilson Croker - 1842 - 529 Seiten
...vent to his hatred against the Scots. Even in his Dictionary we find the following article: " OATS, a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Not recollecting his edition of Shakspeare, which was so far from answering the expectations of the...
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