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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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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Conduct of life - 1841 - 275 pages
...says he, ' the taxes are indeed very heavy ; if those laid on by the government were the only one* we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them...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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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842
...not," say they, " these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ?" The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and, if those laid...easily discharge them : but we have many others ; and they are much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness ; three times...
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Levende dansk lyrik: fra folkevisen til drachmann

Poul P. M. Pedersen - Danish poetry - 1844 - 580 pages
...desiring 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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The Works of ... Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 304 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...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 Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1850
...unpleasant. THE HEAVIEST TAXES. " The taxes are indeed heavy," said Dr. Franklin on one occasion, " and if those laid on by the Government were the only...might more easily discharge them; but we have many uthers, and much mere grievous to some of as. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volumes 2-5

Baptists - 1744
...supplies. THE HEAVIEST TAXES. — "The taxes are indeed heavy," said Dr. Franklin on one occasion, " and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to p*j, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some...
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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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