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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Isenberg quotes one Richard Hakluyt the Younger, in a treatise prepared for Queen Elizabeth I, urging that America become a dumping ground for those whom he termed "waste people." He urged that the offspring "of wandering beggars that grow up idly and hurtfully and burdenous to the Realm, might be unladen and better bred up." Isenberg comments, "What Haklyut foresaw in a colonized America was one giant workhouse."
and the rich hates the poore, because they seeme burdenous." (80)
539), that 'to myselfe, who can releive myself upon books, solitarines was a litle burdenous, I beleevd yt would be much more so, to my wyfe, if shee were left alone', suggesting a level of education more apt to accommodate a belief in astrology in spite of the condemnation of the Church.