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  • There are magnificent avenues of elm-trees, great gardens encircled by the moat, and a circumference of walls about a huge manorial pile which represents the profits of the maltote, the gains of farmers-general, legalized malversation, or the vast fortunes of great houses now brought low beneath the hammer of the Civil Code.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • Verily, we would rather still call this impost _talliage, _ and even blackmail (_maltote_), or give it a still viler name, if there be any, than see it increasing immeasurably and crushing the people.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 3

  • There are magnificent avenues of elm-trees, great gardens encircled by the moat, and a circumference of walls about a huge manorial pile which represents the profits of the _maltote_, the gains of farmers-general, legalized malversation, or the vast fortunes of great houses now brought low beneath the hammer of the Civil Code.

    A Woman of Thirty

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