Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, Volume 31
The Society, 1900 - Science
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Page 30 - Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as Little as possible, over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state.
Page 118 - Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows: The young birds are chirping in the nest; The young fawns are playing with the shadows; The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are...
Page 118 - we are weary, And we cannot run or leap; If we cared for any meadows, it were merely To drop down in them and sleep.
Page 118 - Which is lost in Long Ago — The old tree is leafless in the forest — The old year is ending in the frost — The old wound, if stricken, is the sorest — The old hope is hardest to be lost...
Page 118 - Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are playing with the shadows, The young flowers are blowing toward the west — But the young, young children, O my brothers, They are weeping bitterly! They are weeping in the playtime of the others, In the country of the free II Do you question the young children in the...
Page 177 - These characteristics occur more or less in different buildings, some in one and some in another. But all together, and all in their highest possible relative degrees, they exist, as far as I know, only in one building in the world, the Campanile of Giotto at Florence.
Page 34 - ... divisions to such weekly charge as they and every of them shall weekly contribute towards the relief of the said poor people, and the names of all such inhabitants taxed shall also enter into the said register book, together with their taxation...
Page 118 - Do you question the young children in the sorrow Why their tears are falling so? The old man may weep for his to-morrow Which is lost in Long Ago; The old tree is leafless in the forest, The old year is ending in the frost, The old wound, if stricken, is the sorest, The old hope is hardest to be lost: But the young, young children, O my brothers, Do you ask them why they stand Weeping sore before the bosoms of their mothers, In our happy Fatherland?
Page 27 - Government must be regarded as so preeminently a concern of all, that to determine who are most interested in it is of no real importance. If a person or class of persons receive so small a share of the benefit as makes it necessary to raise the question, there is something else than taxation which is amiss, and the thing to be done is to remedy the defect, instead of recognizing it and making it a ground for demanding less taxes.
Page 113 - Full fourscore rowers taking pain. A dye-house likewise had he then, Wherein he kept full forty men: And likewise in his fulling mill, Full twenty persons kept he still. Each week ten good fat oxen he Spent in his house for certainty: Beside good butter, cheese, and fish, And many another wholesome dish. He kept a butcher all the year, A brewer eke for ale and beer: A baker for to bake his bread, Which stood his household in good stead. Five cooks within his kitchen great, Were all the year to dress...