The 19th Century: A History

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Harper, 1878 - 83 Seiten
 

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Seite 86 - The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of "The Thirty Years
Seite 15 - ... paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death. His whole property is then immediately taxed from 2 to 10 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.
Seite 85 - The History of Modern Europe : with a View of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris, in 1763. By William Russel, LL.D.: and a Continuation of the History to the present Time, by William Jones, Esq.
Seite 86 - HILDRETH'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. FIRST SERIES: From the First Settlement of the Country to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution. SECOND SERIKS : From the Adoption of the Federal Constitution to the End of the Sixteenth Congress.
Seite 24 - But it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of goodwill in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Seite 15 - If a man injured Westminster Bridge, he was hanged. If he appeared disguised on a public road, he was hanged. If he cut down young trees; if he shot at rabbits; if he stole property valued at five shillings ; if he stole anything at all from a bleachfield ; if he wrote a threatening letter to extort money; if he returned prematurely from transportation, — for any of these offences he was immediately hanged.
Seite 85 - HISTORY OF FRANCE; from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Second Empire, 1852.
Seite 84 - JAPAN. The Mikado's Empire : Book I. History of Japan, from 660 BC to 1872 AD Book II. Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan, 1870-1874. By WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS, AM, late of the Imperial University of Tokio, Japan.
Seite 86 - Tribune. The original Library Edition, on larger paper, of Mr. Motley's Histories can still be supplied: "The Dutch Republic," 3 vols. ; " The History of the United Netherlands,
Seite 37 - ... had been reduced to yarn for thousands of years, the same rude contrivance used in ancient Mycenae and Troy by Homer's heroines. There are men alive to-day, whose mothers, like Solomon's virtuous woman, laid their hands to the spindle and distaff, and knew no other way. William Fairbairn, an eminent mechanic, states that "in the beginning of the century the human hand performed all the work that was done, and performed it badly.

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