The son of this venerable patriarch, seeing himself rich, is disgusted with paying the humiliating tax of the taille.
And with all this the taille is exacted with military severity.
The taille, as it still subsists in France, may serve as an example of those ancient tallages.
I will have a garment reach to my taille; Then am I a minion, for I wear the new guise.
The accessories of the taille, the poll-tax and the tax for roads, are fixed for each assessable party, pro rata to his taille.
Or parts are written for a viola and a taille (the tenor viol).
Anyhow, a more systematic method of faceting in sixteen facets—the taille en seize—began to be employed about that time.
He substituted for personal service on the roads a yearly rate, proportional in amount to the taille.
In this way the privileged classes escape the taille, they and their property, including their farms.
He wanted to get rid of the “taille,” the “corve,” and twenty other imposts which robbed him of his last penny.