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" ... the public stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss to the nation, and no gain to the creditor. For of the multitudes who are pining in those cells of misery, a very small part is suspected of... "
The Pamphleteer - Page 541
edited by - 1815
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The Manual of Liberty, Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ...

Civil rights - 1795 - 406 pages
...gain to the creditor; for, of the multitude who are pining in those cells of misery, a very small parr is suspected of any fraudulent act by which they retain...revenge, or the acrimony of disappointed expectation. JOHNSOK. Idler, vol, ip 121. THOSE who made the laws of imprisonment for debt, have apparently supposed,...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 33

British essayists - 1802
...it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the public stock. The confinement,...answer, that his debtor once lived better than himself; anotherj that his wife looked above her neighbours, and his children went in silk clothes to the dancingschool;...
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Select British Classics, Volume 9

English literature - 1803
...must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes av/ay something from the public stock. The confinement,...expectation. If those, who thus rigorously exercise the powerwhich the law has put into their hands, be asked, why they continue to imprison those whom they...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...small part is suspected of any fradalent act by which they retain what belongs to others'. The r' st are imprisoned by the wantonness of pride, the malignity...revenge, or the acrimony of disappointed expectation. ' . . " Idler', vol. i, p. nr. Since poverty is punished among us as a crime, ' it ought, at least,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...and every being that continues lo be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the...answer, that his debtor once lived better than himself; and another, that his wife looked above her neighbours and his children went in silk clothes to the...
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Works, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the...those who thus rigorously exercise the power which the luw has put into their hands, be asked, why they continue to imprison those whom they know to be unable...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...darkness of a prison, is a loss to the nation, and no gain to the creditor. For of the multi tudes who are pining in those cells of misery, a very small...acrimony of disappointed expectation. If those, who thus rigouronsly exercise the power which the law has put into their hands, be asked, why they continue...
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Political Portraits in this New Era: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Playfair - 1814
...it requires, must gradually decay; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the public stock; " The...asked, why they continue to imprison those whom they VOL. 2. Y know to be unable to pay them one will answer, tbat his debtor once lived better than himself;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the public stock. The confinement,...they continue to imprison those whom they know to he unable to pay them : one will answer, that his debtor once lived better than himself; another, that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away something from the public stock. The confinement,...continue to imprison those whom they know to be unable to pay4hem one will answer, that his debtor once lived better than himself ; another, that his wife looked...
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