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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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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Poor Richard. Three removes are as bad as a fire. ibid. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. ibid. He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. ibid. When I see a merchant over-polite to his...
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Moral and Historical Poems, Issue 165

Thomas Walker (poet.) - 1870 - 248 pages
...swell in order to equal the ox— But you can hardly folks turn if you give them hard knocks ; — Yet vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. Its however a folly, that's punished very soon, Pride may dine on conceit, sup with contempt in a room....
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...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. ' v I--I-1 - large may ventare more, Bat little boate should keep near shore.' It is, however, a folly...
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The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...a-sorrowing' ; and, indeed, so does he that lends to such people, 20 when he goes to get it again. "It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. After all, this pride of appearance cannot promote health, nor ease pain; it makes no increase of merit...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with introduction and notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1921 - 249 pages
...Dick says, " 'tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it." And 'tis as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. " Great estates may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore." 'Tis, however, a folly...
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Essentials of English: Middle Grades

Henry Carr Pearson, Mary Frederika Kirchwey - English language - 1921 - 362 pages
...ourselves. 3. A cottage will hold as much happiness as a palace. 4. Rome was not built in a day. 5. Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore. 6. Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been? 7. A thin meadow is soon mowed. 8. A tree is known by...
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The Makers of America

James Albert Woodburn, Thomas Francis Moran - Biography - 1922 - 308 pages
...pride of dress is sure a very curse; Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse. And again he says: It is as truly folly for the poor to ape the- rich,...as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. Franklin was the oldest man in the public life of America at the time of the Revolution. And no other...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 6

Charles Herbert Sylvester - Anthologies - 1922
...says, " 'tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it." And 'tis as true folly for the poor to ape the rich as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. "Great estates may venture more, p 'Tis, however, a folly soon punished; for "pride that dines on vanity...
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Reading and Living, Book 1

Howard Copeland Hill, Rollo La Verne Lyman - Readers - 1924
...that lends to such people, when he goes to get it again. "It is as truly folly for the poor to imitate the rich as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox. After all, this pride of appearance can not promote health, nor ease pain; it does not increase the...
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Bulletin Almanac

Almanacs, American - 1925
...today." "He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing." "It Is hard for an empty bag to sinnet upright." "Vessels large may venture more, but little boats should keep near shore." "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn In no other." "He that waits upon fortune Is...
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