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" ... commissioners 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, as Poor Richard says. "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ... - Page 149
by Mason Locke Weems - 1822 - 264 pages
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...that help themfelves," as Poor Richard fays. ' I. It would be thought a hard government that ' fhould tax its people one tenth part of their ' time, to be employed in its fervicc : But idle' nefs taxes many of us much more; floth, by ' bringing on difeafes, abfolutely fhortens...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...themfelves," as poor Richard fays, in his Almanack. It would be thought a hard government that fhould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but idlenefs taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth...
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...themfelves," as poor Richard fays, in his Almanack. It would be thought a hard government that mould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but Idlenefs taxes many of из much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth,...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...Poor Richard says.' I. ' It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ;...but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by brrhging on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears,...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...us. ' God helps them that helps themselves,' as poor Richard says in the almanac for 1733. "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people...employed in its service : but idleness taxes many ot us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or in doing of nothing, with that...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...something may be done for us ; " God helps them that help themselves,'* as poor Richard-says. I. 'It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour wears, •while the used key is always bright,"...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...us ; " God helps them that help themselves," as poor Richard says. ' I. It would be thought a hurd government that should tax its. people one tenth part...consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always blight," as poor Richard says. " But dost thou love life, then do not squander time, for...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...that help themselves," as poor Richard says. * 1. It would be thought a hard government that slrould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust,consumes faster than labour wears, while the used key is always bright," as...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be enployed in its service: But idleness taxes many of us much...sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than " labour wears, while The used key is always bright,"...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...Poor Richard eays. I. ' It wonld be thought a hard government .that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many ef us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes...
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