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" One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems to have been the defective state of the law. Every parish was bound to repair the highways which passed through it. The peasantry were forced to give their gratuitous labour six days in the year. "
The history of England: from the accession of James II. - Page 293
by Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone - 1849
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Agriculture of Pennsylvania, Volume 14

Agriculture - 1890
...century, and of which Macaulay in his History of England gives a graphic description, stating that one chief cause of the badness of the roads seems to have been the defective state of the law. When this country, over two hundred years ago, commenced to be settled by civilized races, no roads...
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Quarter Sessions Records, Volume 2

John Christopher Atkinson - Court records - 1884
...historian, writing with only a partial and imperfect knowledge of all the circumstances, adds : — " One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems...the peasantry were forced to give their gratuitous labour six days in the year," to supplement which, a parochial rate might be laid " to supplement the...
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Quarter Sessions Records, Volume 2

John Christopher Atkinson - Court records - 1884
...historian, writing with only a partial and imperfect knowledge of all the circumstances, adds :—" One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems...the peasantry were forced to give their gratuitous labour six days in the year," to supplement which, a parochial rate might be laid '' to supplement...
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The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1886 - 820 pages
...forced to give their gratuitous labour six days in the year. If this was not sufficient, hired labour was employed, and the expense was met by a parochial rate. That a route connectmg two great towns which have a large and thriving trade with each other, should be maintained...
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Lady Patty: A Sketch

English fiction - 1891 - 79 pages
...demand." And further on he points out the reason. " One chief cause of the badness of the roads was the defective state of the law. Every parish was bound to repair the roads which passed through it, and thus a sparse and impoverished rural population was often compelled...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1898
...fourteen hours, he never once alighted, except when his coach was overturned or stuck fast in the mud.3 One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems...which passed through it. The peasantry were forced to 1 Correspondence of Henry Earl of Clarendon, Dec. 30. 1685, Jan. 1. 1686. * Postlethwaite's Dictionary,...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science, Philosophy ...

Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Richard Stockton, Nathan Haskell Dole, Julian Hawthorne, Caroline Ticknor - Literature - 1901
...fourteen hours he never once alighted, except when his coach was overturned or stuck fast in the mud. One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems to have been the defective state of the law. Every pariah was bound to repair the highways which passed through it. The peasantry were forced to give...
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Bulletin, Issues 120-129

Agriculture - 1904
...call to mind such a road in this State, that fits exactly this description. Macaulay .further says: "One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems...employed and the expense was met by a parochial rate." "A change from this law was at length effected," says Macaulay, "but not without much difficulty, for...
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The Historians' History of the World: England, 1642-1791

Henry Smith Williams - World history - 1904
...body to parliament with guides and numerous attendants, took him into their company. ! is-:. A D. j One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems...The peasantry were forced to give their gratuitous labour six days in the year. If this was not sufficient, hired labour was employed, and the expense...
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The British classical authors: with biographical notices. On the basis of a ...

Ludwig Herrig - English literature - 1906 - 752 pages
...fourteen hours, he never once alighted, except 190 when his coach was overturned or stuck fast in the mud. One chief cause of the badness of the roads seems to have been the defective state of the law. Every w& parish was bound to repair the highways which passed through it The peasantry were forced to give...
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