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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 Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 2

Robert Kemp Philp
...choice of a good or ill wife. When I did well, I heard it never ; When I did ill, I heard it ever. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse, Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse. For age and want...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 6

Theology - 1850
...cannot fathom. It would have been well if he had followed the prudent advice of Poor Richard, • " Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore."' The work is wanting in almost every element of interest. In a literary aspect, it has no claim upon...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1851 - 304 pages
...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...may venture more. But little boats should keep near shore.1 'Tis, however, a folly soon punished; for 'Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt,' as...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 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 18, however, a folly soon punished ; for, as poor Richard says, ' pride that dines on vanity sups...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volume 1

C. Gough - 1853
...friend than their joke. Those nimble fancies are but the froth of wit. — Lord Chancellor Burleigh. IT is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich,...as for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox. A TYRANT'S HAPPINESS. DEMOCLES, the Sicilian, learnt that the life of a tyrant is not as happy as it...
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...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. ' Vi-ssrls Inrg"' mny vfimm- mon1. Hut little boats should...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...desire than to satisfy all that follow it; and it is s truly folly for the poor to ape the rieh, s for the frog to swell, in order to equal the ox."...venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." It is however, a folly soon punished; for, s poor Richard says, „pride that dines on vanity, sups...
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The select works of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1855
...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.' It is, however, a folly...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 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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Die kunst oder methode: sprachen auf die leichteste, schnellste und ...

Carl August Friedrich Mahn - Greek language - 1855 - 264 pages
...unterbrucfen, than to satisfy all that follow it ala ae bie jit befttebigeti, bie auf if)n folgen. And it is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich itnb ее ft eben fo afjtljaft fyotljett ft bie Sltmen ben ffleidjen nadjjuajfen, as for the...
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