Journal of a Residence of Two Years and a Half in Great Britain

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Page 261 - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home— taxes on the raw material — taxes on every fresh value that is added to...
Page 469 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 261 - Taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health ; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal ; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride.
Page 261 - ... that restores him to health ; on the ermine which decorates the judge and the rope which hangs the criminal ; on the poor man's salt and the rich man's spice ; on the brass nails of the coffin and the ribands of the bride ; at bed or board, couchant or levant, we must pay.
Page 196 - Post, his mistress's hoop, and a dozen of pipes, which they were afraid to trust in the chair. When I came -to the end of my walk, I found my friend sitting at the door, in a black velvet cap, smoking his morning pipe. He welcomed me into the country ; and after having made me observe the turnpike on my left and the Golden Wheatsheaf on my right, he conducted...
Page 345 - Exchequer shall always ex officio form three. The president is also nominated by the crown, is usually a cabinet minister, and in all changes of administration retires from office together with the salaried commissioners and secretary.
Page 272 - Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep ; Her march is o'er the mountain waves, Her home is on the deep. With thunders from her native oak, She quells the floods below, As they roar on the shore When the stormy winds do blow ; When the battle rages loud and long, And the stormy winds do blow.
Page 196 - Columbine, which serve to remind their wives and daughters of what they have seen at the play-house. " I went last Sunday, in compliance with a most pressing invitation from a friend, to spend the whole day with him at one of these little seats, which he had fitted up for his retirement once a week from business. It is pleasantly situated about three miles from London, on the side of a public road, from which it is separated by a dry ditch, over which is a little bridge, consisting of two narrow...
Page 198 - ... old laths painted green, with bowls of tobacco-pipes on their tops. At the end of this garden, he made me take notice of a little square building surrounded with filleroy, which, he told me, an alderman of great...
Page 199 - Canning ; but not before my friend had made me promise to repeat my visit to his country-house the next Sunday. " As the riches of a country are visible in the number of its inhabitants and the elegance of their dwellings, we may venture to say, that the present state of England is very flourishing and prosperous; and if the taste for building increases with our opulence, for the next century, we shall be able to boast of finer country-seats...

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