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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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Speech of Ephraim Banks, Esq., of Mifflin: Delivered in the Convention, to ...

Ephraim Banks - Bank notes - 1838 - 15 pages
...cent—swallows it and leans back upon a chintz bed which has paid 22 per cent; makes his will upon an eight pound stamp, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid one hundred pounds for the privilege of pulling him to death—high charges are demanded for burying...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 7

Robert Aspland - 1840
...has paid 15 per cent., — flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid 22 per cent. — and expires in 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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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 30

Christianity - 1855
...spoon that has paid 15 per cent., flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid 22 per cent., and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a licence of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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The Manual of Peace: Exhibiting the Evils and Remedies of War

Thomas Cogswell Upham - Peace - 1842 - 212 pages
...into a spoon that 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,...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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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

1843
...has paid seven per cent, into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent. — flings himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid twentytwo per cent....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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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - Recitations - 1844 - 288 pages
...which has paid seven per cent., into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent, flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent.,...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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The United States Speaker: A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution ...

John Epy Lovell - Elocution - 1844 - 504 pages
...paid seven per cent. into a spoon that has paid fifteen per cent. — • flings himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid twentytwo per cent....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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The Works of Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - English essays - 1844 - 333 pages
...that has paid lo per cent. ”flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has 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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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 14

United States - 1844
...spoon that has paid 15 per cent., flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid 22 per cent , and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a licence of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole properly is then immediately...
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Motives of wars; an essay, etc

Philip Bury Duncan - 1844
...himself on a chintz bed, for which he has paid twenty-two per cent., makes his will on an eightpenny stamp, and expires in the arms of an apothecary, who has paid 1001. for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then taxed from three to ten...
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