Annals of the British Peasantry

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, 1895 - 460 páginas
 

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Página 220 - Living by ; and also to raise weekly or otherwise (by Taxation of every Inhabitant, Parson, Vicar, and other, and of every Occupier of Lands, Houses, Tithes Impropriate, Propriations of Tithes, Coal Mines or saleable Underwoods...
Página 426 - What the State ought to take upon itself to direct by the public wisdom, and what it ought to leave, with as little interference as possible, to individual discretion.
Página 249 - II that the forty days' undisturbed residence of any person necessary to gain a settlement should be accounted only from the time of his delivering notice in writing, of the place of his abode and the number of his family, to one of the churchwardens or overseers of the parish where he came to dwell.
Página 244 - And whereas many inconveniences do daily arise in cities, towns corporate, and parishes, where the inhabitants are very numerous, by reason of the unlimited power of the churchwardens and overseers of the poor, who do frequently, upon frivolous pretences (but chiefly for their own private ends), give relief to what persons and number they think fit...
Página 73 - English labourer could purchase twice the amount of the necessaries of life which could have been obtained for the wages paid under Edward the Third.
Página 68 - Water poet, similarly laments the wastefulness of those who— Wear a farm in shoe-strings edged with gold, And spangled garters worth a copyhold ; A hose and doublet which a lordship cost; A gaudy cloak, three manors' price almost; A beaver band and feather for the head Priced at the church's tythe, the poor man's bread.
Página 57 - That every man and woman of our realm of England, of what condition he be, free or bond, able in body, and within the age of threescore years, not living in merchandise, nor exercising any craft, nor having of his own whereof he may live, nor proper land, about whose tillage he may himself occupy, and not serving any other, if he in convenient service (his estate considered) be required to serve, he shall be bounden to serve him which so shall him require...
Página 280 - No assemblage of words can give an appropriate designation of you; and, therefore, as being the single word which best suits the character of such a man, I call you Parson, which...
Página 325 - Belyve the elder bairns come drapping in, At service out, amang the farmers roun', Some ca...
Página 257 - To remove a man who has committed no misdemeanour from the parish where he chooses to reside, is an evident violation of natural liberty and justice. The common people of England, however, so jealous of their liberty, but like the common people of most other countries, never rightly understanding wherein it consists, have now, for more than a century together, suffered themselves to be exposed to this oppression without...

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