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" A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of: they think, It is day, and will never be night; that a little to be spent out of... "
Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ... - Page 349
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftatc left them, which they knew not the getting of; they...day, and will never be night;" that a little to be fpent out of fo much is not worth minding ; but " Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...higher than a gentleman on his knees," a? poor Richai"d;fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they...day, and will never be night ;" that a little to be fpent out of fo much, is not h minding ; " A child and a fool (as poor Richard fays) imagine twenty...
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Association Papers..: Part I. Publications printed by special order of the ...

Association for Preserving Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers (London, England) - France - 1793
...iť higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they...day and will never be night ;"' that a little to be fpentout of fo much is not worth minding ; but "Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor...getting of; they think " It is day, and •will never benight:" that a little to be spent out of so much, is not worth minding; but " Always taking out of...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had я final! ellate loft them, which they knew not the getting of; they think...day, and will never be night:" that a little to be fpent out of fo much is not worth minding; but " Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting...
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The Immortal Mentor, Or, Man's Unerring Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy & Happy ...

Luigi Cornaro - Conduct of life - 1802 - 321 pages
...is higher than a gentlemaa on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftate left them, which they knew not the getting of: they...day, and will never be night :" that a little to be fpent out of fo much is not worth minding ; bat always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...plainly, that ' A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees,' as poor Richard savs. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which...little to be spent out of so much is not worth minding. ' A child and a fool,' as poor Richard says, 'imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be...
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...appeal's plainly, "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as poor Kichard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think " Jt is day, and will never be night;" that a little to be spent out of so much, is not worth heeding:...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case, it appears plainly, that" A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as poor...be spent out of so much, is not worth minding: but, "Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom," as poor Richard...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that " a ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as poor...be spent out of so much is not worth minding ; but " always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in soon comes to the bottom," as poor Richard...
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