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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 (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 a 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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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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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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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded s follows: „Friends," says he, „the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if those...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice s much by our idleness, three times s much by our pride, and- four times s 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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