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" 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. "
The Monthly Review - Page 459
1831
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A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of ...

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1767 - 272 pages
...hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. His definition of excife is, that it -is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property , but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Is the excife ftill on the fame footing ? Is wifh to know who hires thefe...
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Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books

1768
...fpleen,*— -than {hewn forth either his principles or his pedantry, as Excife. — A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Favourite.— A mean wretch whofe whole bufinefc is by any means to pleafe,...
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The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books, Volume 3

John Almon - 1768
...fpleen,*—-than fliewn fortheither his principles or his pedantry, as Excife.-"-A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretcheshired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Favourite.—A mean wretch whofe whole bufinefs is by...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue. Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - English language - 1774 - 185 pages
...paye. Den I tella him, I fee it be ver true vat * EXCISE, A hateful tax levied upon Commodities, an(i adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. JOHNSON'S DICTION A RY. Dodeur J n lay of youf, Dat you be one Bougre...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - English language - 1783 - 185 pages
...to hime, and make him paye. Den I tella him, I fee it be ver true vat * EXCISE, A hateful tax levied upon Commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to 'whom «xcife is paid. JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY. Dofteur J n fay of you f , Dat yos be one Bougre...
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...one beer-houfe, and do calle vor one coup of liqueur, and do enter * Excife, a hateful tax levieil upon commodities, , and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofc to whom it is paid. — Johnfon's Diftionajy. . . . f Gaztttrcr. It was lately a term of the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1799
...the printer had more wit than I, and struck it out." ' He thus defines Excise " A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges...wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid." The Commissioners of Excise being offended by this severe reflection, consulted Mr. Murray, then Attorney...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...of the English Language," in which are the following words: — ' " EXCISE, ns A hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." ' The author's definition being observed by the...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...of the English Language," in which are the following words: — ' " EXCISE, ns A hateful tax levied upon commodities and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid." ' The author's definition being observed by the...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...IDLER is, in truth, a sequel to his definition of Excise in his Dictionary ; " a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid." Mr. BOSWELL was informed that the Commissioners...
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