Though the number of the vingtiemes, therefore, was increased, so as to produce an additional revenue equal to the amount of both those taxes, the superior ranks of people might not be more burdened than they are at present; many individuals, no doubt, would, on account of the great inequalities with which the taille is commonly assessed upon the estates and tenants of different individuals.
These figures were widely repeated, and it wasn’t until later thatcooler heads began to assess the damage realistically.
Where such taxes, therefore, are properly assessed, and upon proper commodities, they are paid with less grumbling than any other.
A Metropolitan in his oath of loyalty to the Pope was made to swear that he would treat with all honour the Roman legates in their coming and going, and would help them in their needs; and the procuration or maintenance from all countries which they not only visited, but merely passed through, was arbitrarily assessed.
Deborah Daniels assessed Fry Guy accurately as “an LoD wannabe.”