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" Because a great part of the people, and especially of workmen and servants, late died of the pestilence, many seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages... "
The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and ... - Page 467
by Charles Knight - 1874
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An Historical View of the Domestic Economy of G. Britain, and Ireland, from ...

George Chalmers - Great Britain - 1812 - 496 pages
...be seen in the Statute of Labourers, that was enacted, in 1 349. This law recites — " That whereas a great part of the people, and especially of workmen,...servants, late died of the pestilence, many, seeing <he necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve, unless they receive excessive...
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 7

English literature - 1818
...be longer endured. [542 The Statute of Labourers, enacted in 1349, recites " That whereas a crt part of the people, and especially of workmen and servants, late died of the pestilence, many, seeing1 the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of serrants, will not serve, unless I hey receive...
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Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 5

Industrial arts - 1826
...people, especially of workmen and servants, lately died of the pestilence, many seeing the necessities of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages," and it therefore enacts, " that every man and woman who have not of their own the means to maintain...
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A short view of the history of free-masonry

William Sandys - Freemasonry - 1829 - 62 pages
...eyes, we must consider the difference of times and the then value of money. •48 nation. It states, " Because a great part of " the People, and especially...not serve " unless they may receive excessive wages, " and some rather willing to beg in idleness, " than by labour to get their living ; we con" sidering...
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An Inquiry Into the Origin of the Office and Title of the Justice of the ...

Esq. James Birch Sharpe - Justices of the peace - 1841 - 208 pages
...least the ostensible cause, and the evils with singular brevity ; it is as follows :—• f ' Because great part of the people, and especially of workmen...not serve unless they may receive excessive wages, and some rather willing to beg in idleness than by labour to get their living ; we, considering the...
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The Pictorial History of England: Being, a History of the People ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - Great Britain - 1841
...PEOPLE. 887 because a great part of the people, and especially uf workmen and servants, had lately died of the pestilence, " many, seeing the necessity...not serve unless they may receive excessive wages, and some rather willing to beg in idleness than by labour to get their living." Those whom the statute...
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Over-population, and Its Remedy: Or, An Inquiry Into the Extent and Causes ...

William Thomas Thornton - Great Britain - 1846 - 446 pages
...of Labourers," passed in Edward the Third's reign, which declared, in the same breath, that though " many, seeing the necessity of masters and great scarcity...not serve unless they may receive excessive wages," others are " rather willing to beg in idleness, than by labour to get their living." These, however,...
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Association Discussed: Or, The Socialism of the Tribune Examined ; Being a ...

Horace Greeley, Henry Jarvis Raymond - Communism - 1847 - 83 pages
...servants, had lately died of the pestilence;" and that " many, seeing the necessity of masters, and the great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages; and some are willing to heg in idleness rather than hy lahor to get their living," &c. Just at that...
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c.]. Vol.5 ...

1852
...distress of the poor. VOL. IX. X recites, " Because many, seeing the necessity of masters, and the great scarcity of servants, will not serve unless they may receive excessive wages, and some rather willing to beg in idleness than by labour to get their living; we, considering the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Queen's ..., Volume 2

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Thomas Flower Ellis, Colin Blackburn Baron Blackburn - Law reports, digests, etc - 1854
...1348-9. This pestilence will be found mentioned in our historians. And in the preamble it is said: " Many seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity...not serve unless they may receive excessive wages, and some rather willing to beg in idleness, than by labour to gel their living; we considering the...
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