As to the line of separation between external and internal taxes, this would leave to the States, at a rough computation
, the command of two thirds of the resources of the community to defray from a tenth to a twentieth part of its expenses; and to the Union, one third of the resources of the community, to defray from nine tenths to nineteen twentieths of its expenses.
This method of computation
is bothersome and annoying; and until one gets thoroughly accustomed to it, it carries no intelligence to his mind until he has stopped and translated the pagan hours into Christian miles, just as people do with the spoken words of a foreign language they are acquainted with, but not familiarly enough to catch the meaning in a moment.
We shall have brought down, at the lowest computation
, eight, before the others are aware of anything - that is certain; then all, there are five of us, will dispatch the other eight, knife in hand.
Forty thousand; forty times five, five times forty; two hundred days kills them all up by computation
There must be, at the lowest computation
, five hundred thousand men in England who are young, middle-sized, dark, nice-tempered, and pleasant spoken.
By counting how many balls were contained in a tenth of an inch in the row, and how many rows in an equal length of the ribbon, on the most moderate computation
there were six hundred thousand eggs.
Though this circumstance alone would have alarmed Sophia, who was somewhat more a mistress of computation
at present; she had indeed much more pregnant evidence from the eyes of her lover of what past within his bosom; nay, though he did not make any open declaration of his passion, yet many of his expressions were rather too warm, and too tender, to have been imputed to complacence, even in the age when such complacence was in fashion; the very reverse of which is well known to be the reigning mode at present.
And on no day did they succeed in making more than half the distance used by the men as a basis in their dog-food computation
How long, therefore, I lay waiting to hear the ship split upon some rock, or to feel her reel head foremost into the depths of the sea, I have not the means of computation
Oh, if you want to learn the spirit of the people by arithmetical computation
, of course it's very difficult to arrive at it.
It is remarkable as showing the wide prevalence of this law, that among the natives of the British possessions in India, also in a considerable part of China, and among the Calmucks of Tartary, the best means of computation
yet furnished us by travellers, yield similar results.
And with this, the old lady applied herself to warming up, in a little saucepan, a basin full of broth: strong enough, Oliver thought, to furnish an ample dinner, when reduced to the regulation strength, for three hundred and fifty paupers, at the lowest computation