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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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Notes and Sketches Illustrative of Northern Rural Life in the Eighteenth Century

William Alexander - Agriculture - 1877 - 221 pages
...occurrence of three bad harvests in succession had no doubt made things worse ; yet, says Fletcher, "In all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds who had lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land or even those of God and...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1878
...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 ;...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...diseases — two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only noway advantageous. but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And...reason of this present great distress, yet in all rimes there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard...
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The Antiquary, Volume 6

Antiquities - 1882
...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...of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without...
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The Antiquary, Volume 6

Antiquities - 1882
...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...of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 2

1883
...poor families -very meanly provided for by church boxes) 200,000 people begging from door to door. Though the number of them be' perhaps double to what it was formerly by reason of this great distress, yet in all times there have been about 100,000 of those vagabonds, who have lived withont...
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Social Life in Scotland: From Early to Recent Times, Volume 1

Charles Rogers - Scotland - 1884
...upon bad food, fall into various diseases), two hundred thousand 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 great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds,...
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Social Life in Scotland: From Early to Recent Times, Volume 1

Charles Rogers - Scotland - 1884
...upon bad food, fall into various diseases), two hundred thousand 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 great distress, yet in all times there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds,...
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English Prose: Selections, Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...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...times there have been about one hundred thousand of these vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land, or...
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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...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...times there have been about one hundred thousand of these vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection either to the laws of the land, or...
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