Plain Papers Relating to the Excise Branch of the Inland Revenue Department, from 1621 to 1878, Or, A History of the Excise

1879 - 564 páginas

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Página 310 - Cursed be the verse, how well soe'er it flow, That tends to make one worthy man my foe, Give virtue scandal, innocence a fear, Or from the soft-eyed virgin steal a tear...
Página 374 - I willingly assent to the prayer of the address of my faithful commons, that I will be pleated to take such measures as may seem to me advisable for the effectual discouragement of Orange lodges, and generally of all political societies, excluding persons of a different religious faith, using secret signs and symbols, and acting by means of associated branches.
Página 5 - ... commodities, that it might fairly be denominated general : in pursuance of the plan laid down by Mr. Pymme (who seems to have been the father of the excise) in his letter to sir John Hotham...
Página 2 - A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Página 421 - A subscription of three shillings per officer is raised, amounting to upwards of five hundred pounds, for supporting the expenses. The excise officers in all cities and corporate towns have obtained letters of recommendation from the electors to the members in their behalf; many or most of whom have promised their support. The enclosed case we have presented to most of the members, and shall to all, before the petition appears in the house.
Página 8 - An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite and by Knights Service, and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in lieu thereof...
Página 224 - WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts ; that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel ; so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Página 478 - In order to restrain this evil, which was become intolerable, the legislature enacted that law which we have already mentioned. But the populace soon broke through all restraint. Though no licence was obtained, and no duty paid, the liquor continued to be sold in all corners of the streets : informers were intimidated by the threats of the people ; and the justices of the peace, either from indolence or corruption, neglected to put the law in execution.
Página 355 - I cannot divide it into words, it being but one ; nor into syllables, it being but one : I must, therefore, of necessity divide it into letters, which I find to be these four, M— A— L— T.
Página 184 - ... being made known to a committee there, she was by them ordered to have her tongue fastened by a nail to the body of a tree by the highway side on a market day, which was accordingly done ; and a paper in great letters, setting forth the heinousness of the fact, fixed to her back to make her the more notorious.

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