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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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Books and Reading: Or, What Books Shall I Read and how Shall I Read Them?

Noah Porter - 1871 - 378 Seiten
...Pensioner is defined to be " A slave of state hired by stipend to obey his master." Oats he describes as " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." The private opinions of Noah Webster look out very plainly through the judicial gravity with which...
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Books and Reading: Or, What Books Shall I Read and how Shall I Read Them?

Noah Porter - 1871 - 378 Seiten
...Pensioner is defined to be " A slave of state hired by stipend to obey his master." Oats he describes as " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." The private opinions of Noah Webster look out very plainly through the judicial gravity with which...
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The baptist Magazine

1871
...the first edition of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary testifies, in which, under the word Excise, he says, ," 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." To the Jews, the 32* TRADES AND INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS...
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Books and Reading: Or, What Books Shall I Read and how Shall I Read Them?

Noah Porter - 1871 - 378 Seiten
...Pensioner is defined to be " A slave of state hired by stipend to obey his master." Oats he describes as " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." The private opinions of Noah Webster look out very .plainly through the judicial gravity with which...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...prejudice, than as a relief to the weary labor of the work. In one of these he defines the word oats, " a grain, which, in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland, supports the people;" and in another, "pension," as "an allowance made to any one without an equivalent, in England, being...
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History of England Comprising the Reign of Queen Anne Until the ..., Band 1

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - 1872
...first edition of his Dictionary there was a description as follows appended to the article OATS : " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." It might be said however that at this juncture the English statesmen were less intent on Legislative...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...Renegado, after telling Cor. et Ad.— Line 28 : On Excise, put the following note : 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 Trades and Industrial Occupations of the Bible

William Garrett Lewis - 1874 - 283 Seiten
...Johnson's Dictionary testifies, where, under the word excise, he gives the following definition : " 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." To the Jews, the degradation of the publican was only...
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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...Or thus : " Lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge." " Oats " he defines as, " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the J>cople." Our Scotch blood got up at this heinous insult; many replies were made, but the good-natured...
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The Great Triumphs of Great Men

James Mason - 1875 - 624 Seiten
...Street.' Or thus: 'Lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.' ' Oats ' he defines as ' a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.' Scotch blood got up at this heinous insult ; many replies were made, but the good-natured retort of...
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