Essays on Peace & War: Which First Appeared in the Christian Mirror, Printed at Portland, Me. New Series

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A. Shirley, 1827 - 279 ページ
 

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110 ページ - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home - taxes on the raw material - taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man — taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health - on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal - on the poor man's salt and the rich man's spice - on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribands of the bride...
110 ページ - ... restores him to health; on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal; on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice; on the brass nails of the coffin and the ribands of the bride; at bed or board; couchant or levant we must pay.
89 ページ - War has means of destruction more formidable than the cannon and the sword. Of the thousands and ten thousands that perished in our late contests with France and Spain, a very small part ever felt the stroke of an enemy ; the rest languished in tents and ships, amidst damps and putrefaction ; pale, torpid, spiritless and helpless ; gasping and groaning, unpitied among men, made obdurate by long continuance of hopeless misery ; and were at last whelmed in pits, or heaved into the ocean, without notice...
160 ページ - The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas — a remnant of the ancient piracy — though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it.
111 ページ - ... paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from two to ten per cent. Besides the probate, large fees are demanded for burying him in the chancel ; his virtues are handed down to posterity on taxed marble ; and he is then gathered to his fathers, — to be taxed no more.
110 ページ - TAXES upon every article which enters into the mouth, or covers the back, or is placed under the foot — taxes upon...

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