Levying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 74 pages
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Use in Literature LevyingWe could see how the first gang levied; they were different.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.So the Church bent again to its task, and bade the Spaniard Dominic arm new levies with the best weapons of science, and flaunt the name of Aristotle on the Church banners along with that of Saint Augustine.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.I have, my liege, levied those horse and foot According to your charge, and brought them hither.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in The London Prodigal.Such a Minister would, in our technical law, be said to have levied, or aided to levy, 'war against the Queen'.ndash;Walter Bagehot in The English Constitution.The real fact was, that this excellent example of the Soudan made a considerable fortune by levying a toll upon every slave which the traders' boats brought down the river; this he put into his own pocket.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Francois Michu, a child of ten, played in the park and forest, and levied his little tithes like a master; he ate the fruits; he chased the game; he at least had neither cares nor troubles.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Historical Mystery.It did not work; their undisciplined levies were driven back; disorder reigned in the Republican camp; and the French Revolution would have been stifled in its cradle had not the instinct of the nation discerned in time the weak point in its armour.ndash;General Booth in In Darkest England and The Way Out.By nightfall the whole of our catch was on board, excepting such toll as the hungry hordes of sharks had levied upon it in transit.ndash;Frank T. Bullen in The Cruise of the Cachalot.For many years past a double Miri has been levied upon Zahle.ndash;John Lewis Burckhardt in Travels in Syria and the Holy Land.Nature, I assure you, does forevermore remember it; and a hundred British Constitutions are but as a hundred cobwebs between her and the penalty she levies for forgetting it.ndash;Thomas Carlyle in Latter-Day Pamphlets.

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