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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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Catalogue of English Books on Sale

John Bohn - 1843
...I/. 16s. 1755 This edition contains some curious explanations suppressed by subsequent editors; rg " EXCISE, 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. LBXICOGRAPBEE, a harmless drudge. PENSION, an allow....
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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Band 36

John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell - 1878
...was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees." — Psalm Ixxiv, 5. J " OATS, ns A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." — Johnson's Dictionary. Of course this was " meant sarkastic " by the great lexicographer, but Scotsmen...
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CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH BOOKS, IN ALL CLASSES OF LITERATURE.

JOHN BOHN, 17, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN - 1843
...edition contains some curious explanations suppressed by subsequent editors; rg " EXCISK, ahatrful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid. LEXICOGRAPHER, a harmless drudge. PKNIION, an allow....
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: The duellist, in three books ...

Charles Churchill, William Tooke - 1844
...interstices between the intersections. Cough — A convulsion of the lungs vellicated by some sharp serosity. Excise — A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property; bat wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid. This definition of the word Excise gave great offence...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...paused, and felt some ' compunctious visitings' before he accepted a pension himself! Oats he defines, ' isease ; Yet, merciful in chastening, gave thee scope For mild redeeming virtues, faith and This gave mortal offence to the natives of Scotland, and is hardly yet forgiven ; but the best reply...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...ridiculed. For example, 'Excise,' which (as a Tory hating Walpole and the Whig excise act) he defines, ' Л $ wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.' A pension is defined to be 'an allowance made to any...
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The British Quarterly Review, Band 79

Henry Allon - 1884
...reticulated or decussated at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections,' and excise 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.' Yet for one instance of this class scores of admirable...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1848
...' A Dictionary of the English Language," in which are the following words : — " ' EXCISE, 71. s. 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 author's definition being observed by the commissioners...
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British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly ..., Band 12

1853
...the same category. The inconveniences arising from the use of maize, lentils, peas, rye, and that " grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people" (Johnson), chestnuts, almonds. &c., are due, according to our author, to the great demand they make...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 874 Seiten
...circumstances. — Gent. Mag., vol. Iv. P. 100. — CHOKER. 3 Johnson, In his Dictionary, defines " BXCISR, a hateful tax, levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common Judeei of property, but by vrctcha hired by those to whom excise is paid ;" and, in the Idler (No....
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