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" ... 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 neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones... "
Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature - Page 367
by H. Nolte - 1823
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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 pages
...more " Friends (says he) and neighhours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on hy thn 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 or us. We are taxed twice as much hy our idleness,...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," says he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and, if those laid...are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners...
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Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 384 pages
...desiring him to speak Bis mind, and gathering around him, he proceeded as follows: "Friends," says he, "the taxes are indeed, very heavy, and, if those laid...are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners...
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Half-hours with the Best Authors, Volume 2

Charles Knight - English literature - 1848
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The (Old) Farmer's Almanack, Issues 69-78

Robert Bailey Thomas - Almanacs, American - 1860
...replied, — 4 * Friends, the taxes are Indeed very heavy : and if those laid on hy the govern nient were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice ať much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as ranch by our folly; ahd...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but wenhave many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 pages
...his mind ; and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : "Friends," says he, " and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might mnfe easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1968
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...there are few who do not learn by degrees to practise those crimes which they cease to censure. 25. The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners...
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