The Numismatist, Volume 16

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American Numismatic Association, 1903
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Page 105 - The amount thus ascertained was $128,389,864, to which have been added from year to year the new coinage reported by the Director of the Mint, and the imports as shown by the custom-house reports, and from which have been deducted the exports and the amounts consumed in the arts. It will be seen that more than one-half of the gold coins struck at the mints of the United States have disappeared from circulation.
Page 4 - We are met in a moment of most serious difficulty to celebrate the birth of a man dear to the friends of freedom. I shall only recall to your memory that not twenty years ago the illustrious George Washington had not more than two thousand men to rally round him when his country was attacked. America is now free. This day full two thousand men are assembled in this place: I leave you to make the application.
Page 6 - May 26th.— Walked to the Old Bailey to see DI Eaton in the pillory.* As I expected, his punishment of shame was his glory. The mob was not numerous, but decidedly friendly to him. His having published Paine's "Age of Reason" was not an intelligible offence to them. I heard such exclamations as the following : "Pillory a man for publishing a book — shame!" — "I wish old Sir Wicary was there, my pockets should not be empty.
Page 72 - No war !" " No King !" " Down with him! down with George!" and the like; and this tumult continued unabated until the King reached the House of Lords, the Guards with difficulty keeping the mob from closing on the carriage. As it passed through Margaret Street the populace seemed determined to attack it, and when opposite the Ordnance Office, a...
Page 7 - tis hard to pay threepence for dying; And some poor folks cry out, These are Pharaoh-like tricks, To take such unmerciful tale of our bricks. How great in financing our statesmen have been, From our ribbons, our shoes, and our hats may be seen. On this side and that, in the air, on the ground, By Act upon Act now so firmly we're bound, One would think there's not room one new impost to put, From the crown of the head to the sole of the foot; Like Job, thus John Bull his condition deplores, Very patient,...
Page 8 - Buddha, which are frequently seen ranged along the two sides of the principal hall in Buddhist temples. The current tradition is, that while the emperor was intimately associated with the European missionaries, he became imbued with a feeling of contempt for Buddhism, and illustrated this phase in his faith, by having a set of eighteen brass Lo-han images melted down and cast into cash.
Page 6 - We'll tell them, we pay for the light of the sun ; For a horse with a saddle — to trot or to run ; For writing our names ; — for the flash of a gun ; For the flame of a candle to cheer the dark night ; For the hole in the house, if it let in the light ; For births, weddings, and deaths ; for our selling and buying ; Though...
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