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" The Law locks up The man or woman Who steals the goose From off the common But leaves the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose... "
Inventing Australia: Images and Identity, 1688-1980 - Page 27
by Richard White - 1981 - 205 pages
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Transactions - Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Volume 3

Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society - Natural history - 1884
...152. all interests and affections." In fact, they would exclaim with Hudibras : " The law condemns the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater felon loose, Who iteals the common from the goose ! " Dugdale very ingeniously argues,...
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Rambles Overland: A Trip Across the Continent

Almon Gunnison - Overland journeys to the Pacific - 1883 - 245 pages
...of hoodlum feeling as we listen without protest to this old saw that our horse repeats to us : — " The law locks up the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose." Of course we will not countenance...
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The land for the people: how to obtain it and how to manage it

Charles Wicksteed - 1885 - 120 pages
...they have been robbed of the land and is well expressed in the homely lines : — " The law condemns the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater felon loose Who steals the common from the goose." This rhyme does not go far enough,...
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Thirty Years of Labor. 1859-1889: In which the History of the Attempts to ...

Terence Vincent Powderly - Labor movement - 1889 - 690 pages
...party to the plundering •of a people of the inheritance ordained for them by God. "The Law condemns the man or woman. Who steals the goose from off the Common; But lets the greater felon loose, Who steals the Common from the goose." God hasten the day when the "...
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The Salt-cellars: Being a Collection of Proverbs, Together with ..., Volume 1

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Proverbs - 1889 - 334 pages
...something is done to save our commons from enclosers. Well is it said : — ' ' The law is hard on man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater sinner loose Who steals the common from the goose." A gossip and a liar are as like...
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Correspondence and Speeches of Mr. Peter Rylands, M.P.: Speeches

Peter Rylands - 1890
...from the poor by enclosure on the part of the rich. You recollect those old lines : — We prosecute the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But leases the greater felon loose Who steals the common from the goose. I go further, gentlemen. When...
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Parliamentary Debates

New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives - 1891
...understood that, because they put it into rhyme. I will quote what they said : — The law locks up tho man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets that greater villain loose Who steals the сошшоп from the goose. And timt sort of stealth...
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The Puritan in Holland, England, and America: An Introduction to ..., Volume 1

Douglas Campbell - England - 1892 - 1097 pages
...It was in reference to this wholesale robbery of the poor that the well-known lines were written : " The law locks up the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common off the goose." In view of these facts, we can...
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The Puritan in Holland, England, and America: An Introduction to ..., Volume 1

Douglas Campbell - England - 1892 - 1097 pages
...was in reference to this wholesale robbery of the poor that the well-known lines were written : " Thc law locks up the man or woman Who steals the goose from off the common, But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common off the goose." In view of these facts, we can...
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An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

Edward Potts Cheyney - Great Britain - 1901 - 317 pages
...dissatisjjaction. A popular piece of doggerel declared that : — " The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the common; But leaves the...greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose." Again, a small holder was frequently given compensation in the form ofjrioney instead of allotting...
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