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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 Farm-yard Club of Jotham: An Account of the Families and Farms of that ...

George Bailey Loring - 1876 - 603 Seiten
...Dr. Johnson, in order to manifest his dislike to Scotchmen, gave as a definition to the word oats, " A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people " ; but he had always thought that the old lexicographer had unwittingly testified to the superior...
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...well-known definition of ' Excise,' in the first edition of his Dictionary, illustrates this aversion : ' 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.' L. 117. Sappho : See note to Ep. II. 24. I.. 119....
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The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Band 36

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,...
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Plain Papers Relating to the Excise Branch of the Inland Revenue Department ...

John Owens - 1879 - 564 Seiten
...Under the title ' Excise ' are the following words : — Excise, ns accijis, Dutch ; excisum, Latin ; a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged, not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom the Excise is paid." "The author's definition being observed by the...
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Plain Papers Relating to the Excise Branch of the Inland Revenue Department ...

John Owens - 1879 - 564 Seiten
...Under the title ' Excise ' are the following words : — Excise, ns accijis, Dutch ; exrisum, Latin ; a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged, not by the common judges of property, but ,wretches hired by those to whom the Excise is paid." " The author's definition being observed by the...
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When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason ...

Daniel R. Headrick - 2000 - 246 Seiten
...definitions and quotations. Most of his definitions are succinct and pithy. Excise, for example, is "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." Lexicographer means "a harmless drudge, that busied...
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Words that Make a Difference and how to Use Them in a Masterly Way

Robert Greenman - 2000 - 445 Seiten
...Anything reticulated or decussated at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections. Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Patron. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery. caterwaul KA ter...
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Self and Nation

Stephen Reicher, Nick Hopkins - 2001 - 242 Seiten
...often been observed (for example, the English satirist Samuel Johnson (1979) had once defined oats as 'a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people') and is here used to offer a striking re-characterization of such celebrated Scottish symbols as haggis,...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 2001 - 570 Seiten
...new forms in twenty-first century. Lexicographer. A wrirer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge. Onts. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scorland supports the people. Patron. Commonly a wrerch who supports with insolence, and is paid with...
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Coquelle Thompson, Athabaskan Witness: A Cultural Biography

Lionel Youst, William R. Seaburg - 2002 - 322 Seiten
...the older Indians. In Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 there is a much quoted definition of oats: "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Oats went a long way toward supporting the people at Siletz, amid many complaints. Sixes George said,...
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