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" But, at the conclusion of a ten years' war, how are we recompensed for the death of multitudes, and the expense of millions, but by contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors,... "
Eminent British Lawyers - Page 289
by Henry Roscoe - 1830 - 428 pages
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The New England Farmer's Almanac ..., Volume 1

Thomas Green Fessenden - 1823
...contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations. These are the men, who, without virtue, labor or hazard, are growing rich as their country is impoverished. They rejoice when obstinacy or...
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The Universal Magazine, Volumes 58-59

1776
...and Commiflari«, whole equipnges fliine like meteurs, and wbofe Palaces rife like exhalations. Thefe are the men who, without virtue, labour, or hazard, are growing rich as their country is impovenlhetl ¡ ihey rejoice when ohftinacy or ambitnn adds another year to daughter and devaluation...
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