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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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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...decree, in the days of Claudius Cesar, that all the world should be taxed !" — Colton. TAXES. — 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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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 33

1853
...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...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 pages
...desiring 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...
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...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 on by the govern- ] ment were the only ones we had to pay, we might more j easily discharge them: but we have...
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Handbuch der nordamericanischen National-Literatur: Sammlung von ...

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 119 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded ńs follows: „Friends," says he, „the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if those...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice ńs much by our idleness, three times ńs much by our pride, and- four times ńs much by our folly;...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...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 government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them, but we have many...
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Laconics: Or the Best Words of the Best Authors ...

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...the world being soonest! provoked to praise I by lashes, as men are to love. — Swifk. / CI.XIV. I 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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Hand-book of American literature, historical, biographical, and critical [by ...

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 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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Select Works, Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1856 - 502 pages
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...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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