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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 Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 pages
...may he all of a piece; hut poor Pick says, ' It iseasierto suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it. And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich, eia the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. Vessels largo may venture more, But little hoats should...
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The Life, Character, and Literary Labours of Samuel Drew, A. M.

Jacob Halls Drew - 1834 - 530 pages
...delighted him. He placed it in a conspicuous situation in his chamber, and resolved to follow its maxims. ' Vessels large may venture more, .But little boats should keep near shore,' was applied to a practical purpose at the very outset. He took part of a small house, at a low rent,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Economics - 1835 - 312 pages
...it is easier to snppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it; .. and it is as trnly folly for the poor to ape the rich, as for the frog to swell, in order the eqnal the ox. " Vessels large may rentnre more, Bat little boats shooM keap near shore.,, It is...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - Statesmen - 1836
...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...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. It is, however, a folly soon punished; for, as Poor Richard says, Pride that dines on vanity, sups...
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Memoir of the Rev. W. Newman

George Pritchard - 1837
...Looking for the mercy,' &c. I was mercifully assisted." " Thick, dull fog ; my head feels it much. ' Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' " "Easter Sunday. Oh! may I rejoice in the resurrection of my Lord and Saviour." — " Meditated a...
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Memoir of ... William Newman

George Pritchard (Baptist.) - 1837
...Looking for the mercy,' &c. I was mercifully assisted." " Thick, dull fog ; my head feels it much. ' Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.' " " Easter Sunday. Oh ! may I rejoice in the resurrection of my Lord and Saviour."—" Meditated a...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...as poor Richard says. It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich,...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. It is however a folly soon punished ; for as poor Richard says, " Pride that dines on dainties, sups...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 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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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Conduct of life - 1841 - 275 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.'' ' It is, however, a folly soon punished : for, at Poor Richard says, " Pride that dines on vanity,...
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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842
...be all of a piece ; but Poor Dick suys, " 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." It is, however, a folly soon punished : for, as Poor Richard says, " Pride that dines on vanity, sups...
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