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" ... for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble... "
Journal of a Residence of Two Years and a Half in Great Britain - Page 272
by Jehangeer Nowrojee, Nauroji Jahangir, Hirjeebhoy Merwanjee - 1841 - 492 pages
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...has paid seven per cent., flings himself back on his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent., hastity: The deep air listen 'd round her as she rode, And all th a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. SYDNEY SMITH — Review of Seybert's Annals....
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Smugglers and Smuggling

Alpheus Hyatt Verrill - Smugglers - 1924 - 327 pages
...has paid 7%, into a spoon that has paid 15%, flings himself back on his chintz bed that has paid 22%, makes his will on an eight pound stamp and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid one hundred pounds license for the privilege of putting him to death. Or again, take the incident of...
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From Adam Smith to Philip Snowden: A History of Free Trade in Great Britain

Francis Wrigley Hirst - Free enterprise - 1925 - 88 pages
...into a spoon which has paid 15 per cent, flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid 22 per cent, makes his will on an eight pound stamp,...expires in the arms of an apothecary, who has paid a licence of 100 for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 57

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - Theology - 1882
...has paid fifteen per cent., flings himself upon his chintz bed, which, has paid twenty-two per cent., and expires in the arms of an apothecary, who has paid a license of one hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America

Alvin Rabushka - Business & Economics - 1985 - 237 pages
...spoon that has paid 15 per cent., flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which had paid 22 per cent., and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Victorian ...

Michael Veseth - Business & Economics - 1990 - 256 pages
...has paid fifteen percent, flings himself back upon a chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two percent, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of one hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Classical Economics: January 1819 to January 1820

Donald Rutherford - Classical school of economics - 1999 - 512 pages
...into a spoon that has paid 15 percent. — flings himself back upon his chintz-bed which has paid 22 per cent. — makes his will on an eight pound stamp,...the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of an hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical ..., Volume 3

Deirdre N. McCloskey - Business & Economics - 2003 - 211 pages
...spoon that has paid 15 percent, flings himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid 22 percent, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death'.4 What few changes were made during the...
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