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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, and some rather willing... "
The Economic History of England - Page 97
by Ephraim Lipson - 1915
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An Historical View of the Domestic Economy of G. Britain, and Ireland, from ...

George Chalmers - 1812 - 534 pages
...people, and especially of workmen, and servants, late died of the pestilence, many, seeing <he necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not serve, unless they receive excessive wages, some being rather willing to beg in idleness, than by labour to get their...
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Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy, Volume 5

1826 - 488 pages
...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 himself...
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A short view of the history of free-masonry

William Sandys - 1829 - 80 pages
...and especially of Workmen " and Servants, late died of the Pestilence, " many seeing the necessity of Masters, and " great scarcity of Servants, will...in idleness, " than by labour to get their living ; we con" sidering the grievous incommodities, which " of the lack especially of Ploughmen and " such...
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The Pictorial History of England: Being, a History of the People ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - 1841 - 524 pages
...especially uf workmen and servants, had lately died of the pestilence, " many, seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not...beg in idleness than by labour to get their living." Those whom the statute binds to serve when required at certain specified rates of wages are afterwards...
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An inquiry into the origin of the office and title of the justice of the ...

Esq. James Birch Sharpe - 1841 - 236 pages
...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...beg in idleness than by labour to get their living ; we, considering the grievous incommodities which of the lack especially of ploughmen and such labourers...
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Over-population, and Its Remedy: Or, An Inquiry Into the Extent and Causes ...

William Thomas Thornton - 1846 - 472 pages
...Edward the Third's reign, which declared, in the same breath, that though " many, seeing the necessity of masters and great scarcity of servants, will 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 - 1847 - 94 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 period,...
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c ..., Volume 9

1852 - 544 pages
...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...beg in idleness than by labour to get their living; we, considering the grievous incommodities which of the lack especially of ploughmen and such labourers...
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A Treatise on the Law of Master and Servant: Including Therein Masters and ...

Charles Manley Smith - 1852 - 638 pages
...scarcity of servants that many " seeing the necessity of masters would not serve unless they might receive excessive wages ; and some rather willing...beg in idleness than by labour to get their living" (5). Accordingly, various statutes were passed with a view to compel labourers and servants to work,...
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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, Great Britain. Court of Exchequer Chamber - 1854 - 1096 pages
...will be found mentioned in our historians. And in the preamble it is said: " Many seeing the necessity of masters, and great scarcity of servants, will not...rather willing to beg in idleness, than by labour to gel their living; we considering the grievous incommodities, which of the lack especially of ploughmen...
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