What is striking, even ironic, is that just as Hazlitt was criticizing him in print for his unimaginative predictability, with Distraining for Rent at the Academy Wilkie was demonstrating an entirely unexpected transformation.
By one account the Distraining was "a work far surpassing any of his former productions" (Press Cuttings, from English Newspapers 918, April 2, 1815).
There have been cases including, most recently, regimes in the Middle East where the ruling power has had direct access to valuable natural resources such as forests or oil wells and by exploiting these has been able to govern without distraining
upon the income of its subjects.
1826), Fisher's 1822 petition summarises his Sydney career as first clerk to JT Campbell, Provost-Marshal on the recommendation of the late Thomas Wylde, clerk of the peace; then superintendent of the Waterloo Flour Company's concerns; then again with JT Campbell as managing clerk in the Provost-Marshal's department; last as officer to the Surveyor-General for the purpose of distraining
quit rents, on the recommendation of James Norton.
In fairness, sometimes they will give time to consider the options but their response is not consistent and all too often you have to resort to the administration to protect against the Crown distraining
so everybody concludes," and he wrote a note to Under-Secretary of State Joseph Williamson urging that Joyce's creditors "should be prevented from distraining
on the estate.
The eight complete cars have distraining
orders on them, which means the proceeds won't go to Jensen's creditors.
This was work for Sundays; weekdays were occupied in distraining
goods for non-payment of fines.
Violence served not only as a method of expropriation, domination and intimidation, but also as a way of symbolically asserting rights, pressuring enemies to settle by distraining
property, recovering rights and expressing righteous anger and justifiable enmity.