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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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Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and ..., Band 3

1854
...with a pertinacity worthy of a worthy cause; accordingly we have some curious definitions: " OATS. A grain which, in England, is generally given to horses, but in Scotland, supports the people." " WHIG. The name of a faction." " PENSION. An allowance made to any one without an equivalent In England,...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...be formed of senses in their nature. collateral?" Again, when Jolinson defines " Excise," to be (( 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 :" and Pension, to be "an allowance made to any one...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - 1855 - 411 Seiten
...series be formed of senses in their nature collateral ?" Again, when Johnson defines "Excise," to be "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 :" and Pension, to be "an allowance made to any one...
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Journal of the Dublin Statistical Society, Band 1,Teil 1

1855
...the same at home, if their labour were remunerated in the same manner ? Dr. Johnson defines ' ' oats, a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland it supports the people." The bad food of the Scotchman was the effect of his low wages. The superior...
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Journal. 84th-88th, 90th- session, Teil 5

Statistical and social inquiry society of Ireland - 1856
...the same at home, if their labour were remunerated in the same manner ? Dr. Johnson defines "oats, a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland it supports the people." The bad food of the Scotchman was the effect of his low wages. The superior...
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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - 1857 - 352 Seiten
...blessing to Scotland. The Scotch can afford to disregard Johnson's somewhat sarcastic definition of oats, "a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Yes; and it supports them in comfort, health, and above all, in independence. Content with this simple...
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Contributions to American History: 1858

Alexander Johnston, Townsend Ward, James Gallatin, William Penn, William Bradford Reed, Charles John Biddle - 1858 - 422 Seiten
...Johnson, the English lexicographer, and author of " Taxation no Tyranny," in fact, defines it 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." And he quotes as illustrations of the use of the word:...
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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 Seiten
...peculiarities, and weaknesses of that extraordinary man. — CHOKER. 3 Johnson, In his Dictionary, defines ller, who wrote against him ; and wretcht» hired by those to whom excise is paid ;" and, in the Idler (No.65.), he calls a Commissioner...
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Outlines of English history [signed J.H.]. 1st [-9th], Band 4

John Hunter (of Uxbridge.) - 1860
...Tory, may be regarded as representing the spirit of his party, when he defined the word "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." 4. A new ministry was formed, at the head of which...
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The Pulpit of the American Revolution: Or, The Political Sermons of the ...

John Wingate Thornton - 1860 - 537 Seiten
...Dr. Johuson's inveterate prejudice against the Scotch. In his dictionary the Doctor defines oats as " a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Bute was believed to be, by his personal influence, the evil genius of George III. and of England,...
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