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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 Church and Social Problems

A. Scott Matheson - Christian socialism - 1894 - 375 pages
...at this day in Scotland 200,000 begging from door to door. These are not only no ways advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country ; and though the number of them be double to what it was formerly, by reason of the present great distress, yet in all times there have...
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The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1

Henry Grey Graham - Scotland - 1899
...door. "There are," he wrote,1 " at this day two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. And though the number of them be perhaps double to...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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Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, Volume 30

Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow - Science - 1899
...living on bad food. fall into various diseaseSj 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 this great present distress, yet at all times there have been about 100,000 of these vagabonds who have...
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The Early History of English Poor Relief

E. M. Leonard - Poor laws - 1900 - 397 pages
...various diseases) 200,000 people begging from door to door. These are not only no ways 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 100,000 of these vagabonds who have...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 1

England - 1817
...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: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - English literature - 1917
...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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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 34

American literature - 1874
...day in Scotland 200,000 people begging from door to door; these are not only no ways advantageous, 3 $ !^ &[ O mI ~8 d what it was formerly, by reason of the present great distress, yet in all times there have been •...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 159

1883
...families very meanly provided for by church boxes) two hundred thousand 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 one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who...
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Nature's Management: Writings on Landscape and Reform, 1822-1859

Edmund Ruffin - Nature - 2000 - 375 pages
...200,000 persons in Scotland begging from door to door; 'and though' he continues 'the number of these be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present distress, yet in all time there have been about 100,000 of those vagabonds, who have lived without...
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Nature's Management: Writings on Landscape and Reform, 1822-1859

Edmund Ruffin - Nature - 2006 - 375 pages
...200,000 persons in Scotland begging from door to door; 'and though' he continues 'the number of these be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present distress, yet in all time there have been about 100,000 of those vagabonds, who have lived without...
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