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The Comedy of Errors
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levy -- as in: levy a tax
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The Comedy of Errors
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  • For, since the mortal and intestine jars ’Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us, It hath in solemn synods been decreed, Both by the Syracusians and ourselves, To admit no traffic to our adverse towns; Nay, more, If any born at Ephesus be seen At any Syracusian marts and fairs;— Again, if any Syracusian born Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies, His goods confiscate to the Duke’s dispose; Unless a thousand marks be levied, To quit the penalty and to ransom him.

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  • levy a fine
  • Taxes should be levied based on ability to pay.

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