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levy -- as in: levy a tax
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Don Quixote
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  • …growler, since I entered upon the government of the island they gave me, and all that time I never had a bellyful of victuals, no not for an hour; doctors persecuted me and enemies crushed my bones; nor had I any opportunity of taking bribes or levying taxes; and if that be the case, as it is, I don’t deserve, I think, to come out in this fashion; but ’man proposes and God disposes;’ and God knows what is best, and what suits each one best; and ’as the occasion, so the behaviour;’ and…

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

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