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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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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 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 the poor to ape the rich, as the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. ' Vessels large may v«nture more, But little boats should...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 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 the poor to ape the rich, as the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. ' Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should...
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Prose

Literature - 1826
...Poor Dick fays, " It is cafter to fupprefs the firft defire, than to fatiify all that follow it :" Ana it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as- fer the frog 19 fwell, in order to equal (he ox, " VeiTuls large may venture more, But little boats...
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Ethics for youth, by a member of the Church of England

Ethics - 1828
...sink a great ship." It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. " Vessels' large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." " Pride, that dines on vanity, sups on contempt." The borrower is a slave to the lender, and the debtor...
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Friendly advice to my poor neighbours: in tales and dialogues, by a member ...

ADVICE - 1829 - 248 pages
...their wages, as that I have mentioned; but every one, of course, must act according to their means : " Vessels large, may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." So I should recommend them to be frugal in their expences, and lay by a shilling or a sixpence from...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 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...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' 12 "It is, however, a folly soon punished; for, as Poor Richard says, 'Pride that dines on vanity,...
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A selection of moral lessons, natural history, Bible lessons, and poetry

Alexander Spencer - 1831
...consult, consult your purse. It is easier to suppress the fust desire, than to satisfy all that follow ; and it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich,...venture more, but little boats should keep near shore. A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees; but to keep himself upright, and free...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
...suppress the first desire, t! MI to satisfy all that follow it ;" and it is as truly folly Tor the poor lo ape the rich, as for the frog to Swell, in order to equal the ox. " Vessel? large may venture more, Rut little bouts should keep near shore." * It is, however, a folly...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick says, ' It is easier to suppress the iirst desire, tkan 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. ' Vessel« large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' It is, however, a follysoon...
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Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth: And William Penn's Maxims ...

Benjamin Franklin - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1834 - 192 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 the...as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. ' Veuels large may venture more, !{ui tittle boaU should keep neer shore.' ' It is however, a folly...
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