tithe-gatherer love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who collects tithes.


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  • He pays the landowner his rent, the labourer his wages, the tax and tithe-gatherer their claims, and keeps a large, indeed, the largest, and a constantly augmenting share of the annual produce of labour for himself.

    The Common Sense of Socialism A Series of Letters Addressed to Jonathan Edwards, of Pittsburg

  • That, Sir George explained, was a familiar trick to play upon the tithe-gatherer, who could not budge beyond the phrasing of his warrant.

    The Romance of a Pro-Consul

  • The clause requiring all things to be held in common was destructive of the most powerful stimulus that urges man to labor; the semblance of mercy which forbade war upon the savages often held the hand of the settler when raised in self-defence; and the church establishment, forced by the arm of the law upon reckless adventurers, made religion a hated bondage and the tithe-gatherer more odious than the author of evil.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 10


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