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" 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 ; and he... "
Smugglers and Smuggling - Page 71
by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill - 1924 - 327 pages
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Readings in English Social History from Contemporary Literature

...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, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a licence of an hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then...
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The Growth of English Industry and Commerce in Modern Times, Volume 2

William Cunningham - 1882 - 492 pages
...paid fifteen per cent., flings 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 licence of 100 for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1911
...cent; flings himself back upon his chintz bed, which has paid 22 per cent; makes his will on an 8 stamp, and expires in the arms of an apothecary who has paid a license of 100 for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately...
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