Cobbett's Legacy to Lords; Being Six Lectures on the History of Taxation and Debt in England. to Which Is Subjoined a Scheme of Substitution for Taxes. Dedicated to the Tax-Payers of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Cobbett's Legacy to Lords; Being Six Lectures on the History of Taxation and Debt in England. to Which Is Subjoined a Scheme of Substitution for Taxes. Dedicated to the Tax-Payers of England, Scotland, and Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...as is generally called a qualification, "are guilty not ony of the original offence, but of the "aggravation also, created by the statutes for pre"serving the game; which aggravations are so "severely punished, and those punishments so im"placably inflicted, that the offence against the king "is seldom thought of, provided the miserable delin"quent can make his peace with the lord of the "manor. This offence, thus aggravated, I have "ranked under the present head" (public wrongs) "because the only rational footing upon which we "can consider it a crime, is, that in low and indigent "persons it produces idleness, and takes them away "from-their proper employments and callings, which "is an offence against the public policy and economy "ofthe commonwealth." Upon this last observation of Blackstone it may be observed, that the same reason may have been the principle of the forest-laws as towards persons not low and indigent. However, to go on with this extract, he informs us further that "the statutes for "preserving the game are many and various, and not "a little obscure and intricate; it being remarked, "that in one statute only, 5 Ann, c. 14, there is false "grammar in no fewer than six places, besides other "mistakes: the occasion of which, or what denomina"tion of persons were probably the penners of these "statutes, I shall not at present inquire." Blackstone who thus appears to have cherished the justest sentiments on this important head, winds up in the very last chapter of his work with a passage which was so often quoted years back by the author of this book that it has been promulgated by almost every journal...show more

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  • 9781236617644