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" A word to the wise is enough, and many words wont fill a bushel, as Poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows; "Friends," says he, and neighbours, "the taxes are indeed very heavy,... "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Seite 32
von John Timbs - 1829
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1835 - 312 Seiten
...procecded as follows : II Friends, " says he, " the taxes are, indecd, very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; bnt we have many others, and mnch more grievons to some of ns. We are taxed twice as mnch by onr idleness,...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: containing several political and ..., Band 2

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1836
...he proceeded as follows. "Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us ; God helps them that help...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor

1838
...cottage. It begins by stating that we complain of the taxes imposed upon us by government, but, it adds, ' we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.' Now, if we lessen some of these useless taxes made by ourselves, we should feel but little from the...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1839 - 224 Seiten
...the govern-. mem were the only ones we had to pny, we might more " Friends (says he) and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them, hut we have many others, and much more grievous to some or us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,...
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Tracts on docks and commerce, printed between the years 1793 & 1800: with an ...

William Vaughan - 1839
...should be hung up in every cottage. It begins by stating we complain of the taxes by government ; but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; but if we lessened some of these useless taxes on ourselves, we should feel little from the others...
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The Malta penny magazine

...summers, when they're gone, Will appear as short as one ! THE taxes are indeed heavy; and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them : — hut we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...(B. Franklin's Essays.) "Friends," says he, "the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing any abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us : ' God helps...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 320 Seiten
...follows : • Friends (says he) and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 320 Seiten
...follows: * Friends (says he) and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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The church scholar's reading-book, selected from the Saturday magazine

Saturday magazine - 1840
...taxes are indeed heavy ; and if those laid on by government were the only ones we had to pay, «'e might more easily discharge them;— but we have many...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing any abatement. — FEANKLIN. ON OF THE INSTINCT ANIMALS. A WISE and merciful Creator has Bestowed upon...
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