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" These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred... "
Guy Mannering, Or, The Astrologer - Page 98
by Walter Scott - 1815 - 358 pages
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The United Presbyterian Magazine, Volume 1

1847
...period, there was in Scotland," says Fletcher of Saltoun, " 200,000 people begging from door to door, and though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of the present distress, yet in all times there have been about 100,000 of these vagabonds, who have lived...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1848
...diseases) two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And...reason of this present great distress, yet in all tunea there have been about one hundred ihous and of those vagabonds, who have lived wilhout anv regard...
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Considerations Upon the Nature and Tendency of Free Institutions

Frederick Grimke, Frederick Grimké - Constitutional law - 1848 - 544 pages
...diseases), two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And...perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of the present great distress ; yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of these vagabonds,...
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Political and Social Economy: Its Practical Application

John Hill Burton - Economics - 1849 - 345 pages
...various diseases) 200,000 people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And...great distress, yet in all times there have been about 100,000 of these vagabonds, .who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the lawes of...
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The History of Perth: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Thomas Hay Marshall, Henry Adamson - Perth (Scotland) - 1849 - 560 pages
...200,000 people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grevious burden to so poor a country ; and though the number of them may be, perhaps, double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet in all...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...diseases) two hundred thousand people begging frtnti door to djtor. Those are not only no wuy advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though tho number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress,...
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Free Trade and the League: A Biographic History of the Pioneers of Freedom ...

Alexander Somerville - Free trade - 1853
...diseases) two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country, and...formerly, by reason of this present great distress," (the period from 1693 to 1700 was long known in Scotland as the " seven ill-years,") " yet in all times...
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National Education

George William Rusden - Church and education - 1853 - 365 pages
...These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And although the number of them be, perhaps, double to what it...this present great distress. yet in all times there has been about a hundred thousand of these vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection,...
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A Descriptive and Statistical Account of the British Empire ..., Volume 2

John Ramsay McCulloch - Great Britain - 1854
...diseases) two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And...great distress, yet in all times there have been about 100,000 of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the...
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Memoirs, Speeches and Writings of Robert Rantoul, Jr

Robert Rantoul - United States - 1854 - 864 pages
...declared, that "There are at this day in Scotland two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. And though the number of them be perhaps double to...formerly, by reason of this present great distress, (a famine then prevailed,) yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of these vagabonds,...
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