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Сторінка 30 - Wales, is very great, and exceedingly burthensome, and that, by reason of some defects in the law, poor people are not restrained from going from one parish to another, and, therefore, do endeavour to settle themselves in those parishes where there is the best stock, the largest commons or wastes to build cottages, and the most woods for them to burn and destroy...
Сторінка 101 - Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind away : O, that that earth, which kept the world in awe, Should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw ! But soft ! but soft ! aside : here comes the king.
Сторінка 320 - ... be thought fit; and it shall be lawful for any two of his Majesty's justices of the peace...
Сторінка 71 - Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted . . . that whereas by reason of some defects in the law poor people are not restrained from going from one parish to another, and therefore do endeavour to settle themselves in those parishes where there is the best stock, the largest commons or wastes to build cottages, and the most woods for them to burn and destroy, and when they have consumed it then to another parish, and at last become rogues and vagabonds, to the great discouragement of parishes...
Сторінка 83 - There is no hopelessness so sad as that of early youth, when the soul is made up of wants, and has no long memories, no superadded life in the life of others ; though we who look on think lightly of such premature despair, as if our vision of the future lightened the blind sufferer's present.
Сторінка 320 - ... that relief shall be given to any adult person who shall from old age or infirmity of body be wholly unable to work, without requiring that such person shall reside in any workhouse...
Сторінка 71 - Westminster were empowered to provide workhouses, upon a recital, that "the necessity, number, and continual increase of the poor, not only within the cities of London and Westminster, but also through the whole kingdom of England and dominion of Wales...
Сторінка 71 - Liberties of each of them, but also through the whole kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, is very great and exceeding burdensome, being occasioned by reason of some defects in the law concerning the settling of the Poor...
Сторінка 71 - ... of the poor, and for want of a due provision of the regulations of relief and employment in such parishes or places where they are legally settled, which doth enforce many to turn incorrigible rogues and others to perish for want, together with the neglect of the faithful execution of such laws and statutes as have formerly been made for the apprehending of rogues and vagabonds and for the good of the poor...
Сторінка 2 - That if any person shall be bound an " apprentice by indenture, and inhabit in any town or parish, " such binding and inhabitation shall be adjudged a good settle" ment, though notice in writing be delivered and published :" from whence it is inferred, that if there be no binding by 5 Eliz.

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