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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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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 784 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,...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice aa much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and...
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Materials for French prose composition, or selections from the best English ...

Ferdinand E A. Gasc - 1860
...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,...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much8 by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much9 by our folly ; and...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Bände 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - 1903
...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,...three times as much by our pride, and four times as mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - 1986 - 430 Seiten
...nearly so heavy and enervating as those that they impose upon themselves. "We are taxed," he tells them, "twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much...cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement." 47 The point that he wishes to make is that this form of self-taxation is going on without most of...
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The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

James L. Huston - 1999 - 336 Seiten
...Samuel M. Wolfe, Helper's Impending Crisis Dissected (Philadelphia, 1860), 58. before still applied: "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly."51 Southerners readily acceded to the necessity of cultivating the middle-class virtues of thrift,...
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Lessons from Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur

Trevor A. Kletz - 1993 - 183 Seiten
...Neighbours, the [impositions of the Health and Safety Commission] are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only ones we had to pay,...taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. ' (The original is quoted in Economic Briefing, September 1992, No 4, 7 (HM Treasury)) Many primitive...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 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 themselves,...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...as 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 themselves,...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...citizens voluntarily impose upon themselves: "the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay,...many others, and much more grievous to some of us." As examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...to some of us." As examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly ..." Father Abraham continues with a special emphasis upon the wasting of time. He notes that none...
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