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" Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence. Thank God! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind... "
The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords, from the Restoration in ... - Side 220
af Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords - 1742
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The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society ..., Bind 6

Charles Knight - 1874
...caterers for public amusement : " Wit, my lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...God, we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind. * * * * I must own I cannot easily agree to the laying of any tax upon wit ; but by this Bill it is...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal, Bind 13;Bind 33

1875
...attack on property. " Wit, my lords," he said, " is a sort of property. It is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they...have a dependence of another kind ; we have a much less precarious support, and, therefore, cannot feel the inconveniences of the bill now before us ;...
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All the Year Round, Bind 13;Bind 33

1875
...attack on property " Wit, my lords," he said, " is a sort oi property. It is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is, indeed, bu( a precarious dependence. Thank God "we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind ; we have a...
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged ..., Bind 3

Cassell, ltd - 1876
...liberty, but also upon property. "Wit, my lords, is a sort of property. It is the property of those end less precarious support, and therefore cannot feel the inconveniences of the bill now before us ; but...
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A Book of the Play: Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story ..., Bind 1

Dutton Cook - 1876
...attack on property. " Wit, my lords," he said, " is a sort of property. It is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they...have a dependence of another kind. We have a much less precarious support, and, therefore, cannot feel the inconveniences of the bill now before us ;...
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London in the Jacobite Times, Bind 2

Dr. Doran (John) - 1877
...encroachment upon Property. Wit, my" Lords, is a sort of property. It is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind.' In 1738, when the Opposition proposed a reduction of the army, the Government manifested an almost...
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"Their Majesties' Servants".: Annals of the English Stage from ..., Bind 1

John Doran - 1880
...no right to put an excise upon wit : and said, finely, " Wit, my Lords, is the property of those who have it, — and too often the only property they...is, indeed, but a precarious dependence. Thank God !" he said, " we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind !" Such is the substance of his famous...
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The Poetical Works of Churchill, Parnell, and Tickell: With a Life ..., Bind 1

Charles Churchill - 1880
..."How cruel it is to lay a tax on so scarce a commodity as wit; it is a sort of property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on — it is, indeed, a precarious dependence. Thank God, we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind." Shuter revenged...
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The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq: Henry Fielding, by Leslie Stephen. The ...

Henry Fielding, Leslie Stephen - 1882
..."Wit, my lords," said this "wit among lords," "is a species of property. It is the property of those that have it, and too often the only property they...God, we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind ; " — a statement which, no doubt, came home to his hearers. But, however witty or forcible in argument,...
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Macaulay, T.B. History; and essay.-[Yonge, C.M.] History of Greece.-[Gibbon ...

Joseph H. Beale - 1884
...caterers for public amusement : " Wit, my lords, is a sort of property ; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have...God, we, my lords, have a dependence of another kind. * * * * I must own I cannot easily agree to the laying of any tax upon wit ; but by this bill it is...
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