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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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World Affairs

Arbitration (International law) - 1863
...himself back upon his chintz bed which has paid twenty-two per cent., ma"kes 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 immediately taxed...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Readers (Elementary) - 1863 - 600 pages
...paid fifteen per cent., flings himself back 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 a hundred pounds for the privilege ot putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Manual of Social Science: Being a Condensation of the "Principles of Social ...

Henry Charles Carey - Economics - 1866 - 548 pages
...himself back upon the chintz-bed which has paid twenty -two per cent., makes his will on an eightpound 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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The Company and the Crown

Thomas John Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce Thurlow (5th baron) - India - 1866 - 309 pages
...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 licence of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

Gift books - 1867 - 146 pages
...fifteen per cent. — flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two 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 public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...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.,...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 Western Monthly, Volumes 1-2

1869
...paid fifteen per cent., flings himself back on 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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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1869 - 798 pages
...paid fifteen per cent., flings himself back 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 a 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 - 1869 - 262 pages
...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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The Lakeside Monthly, Volume 2

Francis Fisher Broune - 1869
...paid fifteen per cent., flings himself back on 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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