But, if I deny the authority of the State when it presents its tax bill, it will soon take and waste all my property, and so harass me and my children without end.
I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
At this period, square houses were still everywhere permitted, though discouraged by a special tax
Pope Julius the Second was assisted in reaching the papacy by a reputation for liberality, yet he did not strive afterwards to keep it up, when he made war on the King of France; and he made many wars without imposing any extraordinary tax
on his subjects, for he supplied his additional expenses out of his long thriftiness.
On the seventh of January between seven and eight hundred tradesmen had assembled in Paris to discuss a new tax
which was to be levied on house property.
If they had quietly paid the tax
of threepence, they would have ceased to be freemen, and would have become tributaries of England.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax
shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
I am looking forward to the time when we men shall have nothing to do but lie in bed till twelve, read two novels a day, have nice little five-o'clock teas all to ourselves, and tax
our brains with nothing more trying than discussions upon the latest patterns in trousers and arguments as to what Mr.
Rabourdin regarded the tax
on personal property as the most trustworthy representative of general consumption.
Of course, those who were stationed nearest to the head of the line, where they could most see and be seen, and have the first blow at him, paid the highest prices for their places; and the few straggling inhabitants in the outskirts, where long gaps in the line began to occur, and the traveller could get over walls or turn aside into cow-paths, and so escape, paid a very slight ground or window tax
If you tax
too high, the revenue will yield nothing.
The Dodsons were a very proud race, and their pride lay in the utter frustration of all desire to tax
them with a breach of traditional duty or propriety.