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" Excise. 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. "
Notes and Queries - Page 296
1876
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A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of ...

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1767 - 272 pages
...ceafe to be wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. His definition of excife is, that it is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Is the excife ftill on the fame footing ? Is wifh...
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A complete collection of the genuine papers, letters, etc: in the case of ...

John Wilkes - Political Science - 1767 - 272 pages
...ceafe to be wretches hired by thofe to whom ex rife is paid. His definition of excife is, that it is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, bat wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Is the txcife ftill on the fame footing ? -Is wifh...
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Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books

1768
...indulged his pride and fpleen,*— -than {hewn forth either his principles or his pedantry, as Excife. — A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Favourite.— A mean wretch whofe whole bufinefc...
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The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books, Volume 3

John Almon - 1768
...indulged his pride and? fpleen,*—-than fliewn fortheither his principles or his pedantry, as Excife.-"-A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretcheshired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Favourite.—A mean wretch whofe whole bufinefs...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1773
...exciting or putting into moTo EXCE'RN. va [txcern, Latin J To tion. Ban*. The ail of roufing or awakening, A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property. Д'..-- ; . .'. To EXCI'SE. v. ,.-. [from the noun.] To levy excife upon a prrfon or thing. F }•'•...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - English language - 1783 - 185 pages
...Gouvernment charge to hime, and make him paye. Den I tella him, I fee it be ver true vat * EXCISE, A hateful tax levied upon Commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to 'whom «xcife is paid. JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY. Dofteur J n fay of you...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...where will you find such \~ncn and such horses ?" ' Croker's Carres, ii. 35. * He thus defines Excise: '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 Commissioners of Excise being offended by...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...to the press ; but the printer had more wit than I, and struck it out." ' He thus defines Excise " 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 Commissioners of Excise being offended by...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...published " A Dictionary of the English Language," in which are the following words: — ' " EXCISE, ns A hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." ' The author's definition being observed by...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...Commissioners of Excise in the IDLER is, in truth, a sequel to his definition of Excise in his Dictionary ; " a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid." Mr. BOSWELL was informed that the Commissioners...
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