Our Coaching Trip; Brighton to Inverness

Our Coaching Trip; Brighton to Inverness

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...depend upon residence on it and its proper cultivation. Denmark's example will be followed. Cumulative taxes will be levied upon each number ofacres beyond a minimum number, and large proprietors taxed out of existence as they have been in Denmark, to the country's good and nobody's injury. We tax a man who keeps racinghorses or who sports armorial bearings..It is the same principle: we can tax aman who keeps a larger amount of land 'than he can work to the State's advantage. The rights of property are all very well in their place, but the rights of man and the good of the commonwealth are far beyond them. I wish England would just let me arrange that little land matter for her. It would save her a generation of agitation.. Sunday was spent in Lancaster, and much enjoyed. The service in church was fine and the afternoon's excursion to the country delightful. Here Miss Amelia Bantock and Mr. Dickinson left us after receiving the blessing of the party. Miss Graham and Miss Dickinson, who were to join us here, failed us, but we fortunately found them waiting at Kendall. We started for that town, twenty-two miles distant, on Monday morning. It is the entrance to the celebrated Lake District. Messrs. Thorn and Middleton, whom we had met at Anderton Hall, passed us before we reached Lancaster on Saturday, on bicycles. They were out for a run of a hundred and five miles that day, to visit friends beyond that city. We meet such travellers often. Their club now numbers seven thousand members. For an annual payment of half a crown (62 cents), a member has lists of routes and hotels sent him for any desired district, with the advantage of reduced charges. It is nothing to do a hundred miles per day; many have done London to Bath, two...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796195
  • 9781236796196