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a variant of 'burden'

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By waylaying the rhyming incantation of Ariel's song and, behind it, Prospero's magic, Burthen turns the mastery both seek away and awry, half undermining the power that Prospero and Ariel rely on to control the island, its inhabitants, and shipwrecked visitors.
all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do.
Woe unto you also, ye lawyers; for ye load men with burthens grievous to be borne; and ye yourselves touch not the burthen with one of your fingers'" (xix).
Labour is light, where love (quoth I) doth pay, (Saith he) light burthens heauy, if farre borne?
public offices are what they should be, burthens to those appointed to them, which it would be wrong to decline, though foreseen to bring with them intense labor, and great private loss.
59) This anomaly served as a pretext for them to later claim that they "contracted no new obligations by becoming judges of the court of appeals," that their services on that tribunal were "voluntary," performed "with a view to relieve the state from the necessity of sustaining additional burthens in times of difficulty.
Encapsulating the primary commandments of Sedgwick's understanding of Christianity are three very different texts: "Bear ye one another's burthens," "Weep with those who weep," and "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these, ye have done it unto me" (13).
Ninette de Valois still had hankerings for a chauvinistic British tradition, with ballets based on the prints of William Hogarth and Thomas Rowlandson, and even invited Leonide Massine to create, with dire results, a Scottish bal]et, Donald of the Burthens.
Error or not, Toombs rightly perceived that the law "imposes a large and grossly unequal share of the public burthens upon the producers of army supplies," which in turn removed the motivation for private citizens and businesses to manufacture.
I have long felt the inconvenience of the above Regulation, which not only depreciates the value of the Hindoostany language in the eyes of all the students, but burthens it with all the dull or idle persons in the College, some of whom having been employed for Two months in Sanscrit, while their contemporaries were advancing in Hindoostany, must, when transferred to the latter, constitute a new class & thus occupy one of the hours each Oriental day of the Instructor.
The good will preponderate, maintains Sterne, if we learn to embrace joy and cease the self-tormenting that is the source of so much sorrow: "I pity the men whose natural pleasures are burthens, and who fly from joy .
I have often beheld two of those sages almost sinking under the Weight of their Packs, like Pedlars among us; who when they met in the Streets would lay down their Loads, open their Sacks, and hold Conversation for an Hour together; then put up their Implements, help each other to resume their Burthens, and take their leave
They have a king, and officers of sorts, Where some, like magistrates, correct at home; Others, like merchants, venter trade abroad; Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds, Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor, Who busied in his majesty surveys The singing masons building roofs of gold, The civil citizens kneading up the honey, The poor mechanic porters crowding in Their heavy burthens at his narrow gate, The sad-ey'd justice, with his surly hum, Delivering o'er to executors pale The lazy yawning drone.
Now, from your well assorted dish, We ask for this nor loaf, nor fish; The Democratic scale is light, We therefore just throw in this mite, In hopes, when weigh'd `gainst milk and cream, The Fed'ral scale will kick the beam, Democracy triumphant reigns, Gives us great joy, relieves our pains; These burthens, which we could not weather, Are now as light as hum bird's feather; Once, men in power had our neglect, But now, the homage of respect.
when burthens are to be imposed on the people, every opportunity must be given for free and frequent discussion, so that parliament may not, by sudden and hasty votes, incur any expenses, or be induced to approve of measures, which may entail heavy and lasting burthens upon the country.