... that restores him to health; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride; at bed or board, couchant... The Monthly magazine - Page 294by Monthly literary register - 1820Full view
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William Belmont Parker - Agriculture - 1924 - 378 pages
...hear, feel, smell, or taste; . . . taxes on everything on earth and the waters under the earth ... on the poor man's salt and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin and the ribbons of the bride." Morrill was not oblivious of this, but he felt that such taxation was...
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