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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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 Seiten
...follows : " Friends (says he) and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by government were the only ones we had to pay, we might...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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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - 1856
...lashes, as men are to love. — Swifk. / CI.XIV. I The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...deliver us, by allowing an abatement. — Franklin. CI.XV. It is downright hypocrisy in a man of certain degree, not immediately to take the rank due to...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - 1856 - 319 Seiten
...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...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Band 1

Half hours - 1856
...proceeded as follows : — " 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,...idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four timos as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1856 - 552 Seiten
...said he, " the taxes arc indeed veryheavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only once we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have manv others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...
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The Youth's Companion and Counsellor

William Chambers - 1858 - 350 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,...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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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 740 Seiten
...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, llowever, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us ; God helps them that help...
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Materials for French prose composition, or selections from the best English ...

Ferdinand E A. Gasc - 1858
...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,...grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much s by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much0 by our folly ; and from...
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The New School Reader

Charles Walton Sanders - 1859
...proceeded as follows : 3. " 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,...We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three tunes as much by OMI pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners...
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Lectures for the People

Hugh Stowell Brown - 1859 - 414 Seiten
...truth, when in the exordium of his sermon, he said, "The taxes laid on by Government are very heavy, but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness — three...cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement." There is a self-imposed taxation, of which we seldom think, but a taxation of enormous magnitude. If...
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