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" And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...suppress the f'rst desire than to satisfy all that follow it:' and it is as truly folly for VOL. I. II (he poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. ' Vessels large mny venture more, But little hoats should keep near shore.' Ft is, howerer, a folly soon punished ;...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...suppress the flrst desire than to satisfy all that follow it :' and it is as truly felly for VOL. i. H the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. ' Yessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' It is, however, a folly...
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Plain Directions on Domestic Economy: Showing Particularly what are the ...

Cooking - 1821 - 16 pages
...all that fallow it. And it is an truly folly for the poor to ape ihe rich, as for the frog to «well, in order to equal the ox. " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." ' Pride that dines on vanity, mips on contempt ; Pride breakfasted With plenty. i;i'i--cl with poverty,...
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An Introduction to the Universal Explanatory Reader: Designed for Junior ...

William Pinnock - Readers (Primary) - 1822 - 232 pages
...be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, ' It is easier to suppress the first lesnre, than to satisfy all that follow it.' And it is as truly folly for...frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. ' Vessels largp. may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' 13. "It is however, a folly soon...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 2

1822
...your appearance may be all of a piece ; but it is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it. And it is as truly folly for the...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. It is, however, a folly soon punished ; for pride that dines on vanity, sups with contempt. Pride breakfasted...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, Volume 1

H. Nolte - 1823
...be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, „It is easier to suppress the lint desire, than to satisfy all that follow it." And it is as truly folly for...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." It is, however, a folly soon punished; for, as Poor Richard gays, „Pride that dines on vanity, sups...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 pages
...be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, 'It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it:' And it is as truly folly for...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. 1 Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' 12 "It is, however, a folly...
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The Ladies' pocket magazine

1828
...observe, that ' ' A ploughman on his legs, is higher than a gentleman on his knees." " It is as absurd for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell with desire to equal the ox." After all, what use is all this pride of appearance, for which so much...
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Select Proverbs of All Nations: Illustrated with Notes and Comments. To ...

John Wade - Proverbs - 1824 - 215 pages
...it never; When 1 did ill, I heard it ever. The friend of the table,. Is very variable. — French. Vessels large may venture more. But little boats should keep near shore. A light puree, Is a heavy curse. Such envious things the women are, That fellow flirts they cannot...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it : and it is Ąt.; truly lolly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell iu ortler to al the ox. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. It...
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