HEAD-MONEY, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax.   In ancient times there lived a king  Whose tax-collectors could not wring  From all his subjects gold enough  To make the royal way less rough.  For pleasure's highway, like the dames  Whose premises adjoin it, claims  Perpetual repairing. So  The tax-collectors in a row  Appeared before the throne to pray . -Ambrose Bierce

 

HEAD-MONEY, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax. In ancient times there lived a king Whose tax-collectors could not wring From all his subjects gold enough To make the royal way less rough. For pleasure's highway, like the dames Whose premises adjoin it, claims Perpetual repairing. So The tax-collectors in a row Appeared before the throne to pray .


Comments

There are not yet any comments on this quote. Why not register / login and be the first?




This quote is just one of 836 total Ambrose Bierce quotes in our collection. Ambrose Bierce is known for saying 'HEAD-MONEY, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax. In ancient times there lived a king Whose tax-collectors could not wring From all his subjects gold enough To make the royal way less rough. For pleasure's highway, like the dames Whose premises adjoin it, claims Perpetual repairing. So The tax-collectors in a row Appeared before the throne to pray .' as well as some of the following quotes.