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" A little tea, one leaf I did not steal. For guiltless bloodshed I to God appeal ; Put tea in one scale, human blood in t'other And think what 'tis to slay a harmless brother. "
Smugglers and Smuggling - Page 141
by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill - 1924 - 327 pages
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Epitaphs, or, Church-yard gleanings, collected by Old Mortality, jun

Epitaphs - 1875
...know it. In Kinson Churchyard, Dorset, to the memory of a man who was murdered near Poole, March 24, 1765 : — A little tea one leaf I did not steal, For guiltless blood shed I to God appeal ; Put tea in one scale, human blood in tother, And think what 'tis to slay...
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Once a Week

General - 1873
...EPITAPH IN KINSON CHURCHYARD, DORSETSHIRE. "One little ounce of tea I did not steal. From human justice I to God appeal. • Put tea in one scale, human blood in t'other, And think what 'tis to kill a Harmless brother." Very harmless! The tombstone records i the age and death of a smuggler who...
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A Time for Tea: Women, Labor, and Post/Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation

Piya Chatterjee - History - 2001 - 417 pages
...smuggler offers a divine appeal: "A little tea one leaf I did not steal / For guiltless blood shed, I to God appeal. / Put tea in one scale, human blood in t'other / And think what 'tis to slay thy harmless brother." 50 Nation Making and a Tea Party It was, however, a tax on tea that caused the...
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Language @t work: language learning, discourse and translation studies in ...

Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 325 pages
...S. 1979:84) And the rewards of being caught smuggling could be as grim as one headstone witnesses: A little tea; one leaf I did not steal For guiltless...t'other And think what 'tis to slay a harmless brother. (Hardy, 1979:80) Besides the illegal business, by 1785 the legal tea trade was also thriving as witnessed...
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