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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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Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American ..., Volume 2

Thomas Hart Benton - United States - 1856 - 788 pages
...himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent. ; makes his will on an eight-pound stamp, 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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Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - Authors, English - 1856 - 458 pages
...spoon that has paid 15 per cent., flings himself back upon his chintz bed. which Aos 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 Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ...

Joseph Gales - United States - 1824
...which has paid 7 per cent., into a spoon ' which has paid 15 per cent., makes his will on ' an 8 stamp, and expires in the arms of an ' apothecary, who has paid the license of an 100 • for the privilege of putting him to death. His ' whole property is then...
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Young America in Wall-Street

George Francis Train - Banks and banking - 1857 - 398 pages
...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 license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing about Three Hundred ..., Book 8

William Holmes McGuffey - Elocution - 1858 - 504 pages
...himself back upon his chintz-bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent., makes his will on an eight-pound stamp, 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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Principles of Social Science, Volume 3

Henry Charles Carey - Economics - 1859
...himself back upon the chintz bed which has paid twenty-two per cent., makes his will on an eight-pound stamp, 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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Ten thousand wonderful things, Volume 1

Edmund Fillingham King - 1859
...back upon his chintz bed, which has paid twenty two per cent. — makes his will on an eight-pound stamp, 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 Tin Trumpet: Or, Heads and Tails for the Wise and Waggish

Horace Smith - English wit and humor - 1859 - 262 pages
...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 a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith: Including His Contributions to the ...

Sydney Smith - 1859
...his paid 1 5 per cent, —flings himself buck 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 Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1906
...spoon which has paid 15 per cent., flings himself back on 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 tho privilege of putting him to death. Mr. Gladstone reduced the number...
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