An Old Man's Thoughts about Many Things

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Bell and Daldy, 1872 - Conduct of life - 379 pages
 

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Page 348 - subjects of every State ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities, that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the State.
Page 348 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor, and to every other person.
Page 302 - If any of the provinces of the British empire cannot be made to contribute towards the support of the whole empire, it is surely time that Great Britain should free herself from the...
Page 208 - ... and what we ought to do and what we ought not to do, whoever came into the world without having an innate idea of them?
Page 379 - The author is a shrewd, clever old gentleman, well informed, and one who has certainly not spent his long life to disadvantage. The range of subjects about which he thinks is very large, and what he does say is of sterling quality.
Page 277 - That the National Religion of the country should be made the foundation of national education, which should be the first and chief thing taught to the Poor, according to the excellent Liturgy and Catechism provided by our Church for that purpose.
Page 349 - While the demand for labour and the price of provisions, therefore, remain the same, a direct tax upon the wages of labour can have no other effect than to raise them somewhat higher than the tax.
Page 324 - Your breakfast is prepared by a cook or a goodwife who is clad from the soles of her feet to the top of her head in taxed clothing.
Page 264 - But when things are matter of public concern, the discipline pertaining to them must also be matter of public concern ; and we must not consider any citizen as belonging to himself, but all as belonging to the state ; for each is a part of the state, and the superintendence of each part has naturally a reference to the superintendence of the whole.
Page 90 - ... Paul's, there will be an enormous quantity of old stone to dispose of, which is now in the shape of generals, captains, admirals, lions and other animals. "It is singular, or it is not singular, I can't say which, that we who box, wrestle, run and in many ways work our bodies, more than any other nation, have not employed our sculptors to immortalize our athletic heroes. Some of them would make good subjects for the artist. He might strip the boxer or runner naked, if he liked, and exhibit his...

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