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" the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three... "
Essays and Letters - Page 71
by Benjamin Franklin - 1821
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...mai; grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly : and from...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing any abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice^ and something may be done for us. ' God helps...
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...more grevious to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...helps them that help themselves," as poor Richard Says in his almanack. It would be thought a hard government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...; " God helps them that help themselves,'* as poor Richard-says. I. 'It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...themselves," as poor Richard says. ' I. It would be thought a hurd government that should tax its. people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from...them that help themselves," as poor Richard says. * 1. It would be thought a hard government that slrould tax its people one tenth part of their time,...
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The Belfast Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

1811
...more grievous to some of us, we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly, and from these taxes the government cannot deliver us." But it is in our own power, in a great measure, to deliver ourselves,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...more grevious to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...us; "God helps them that help themselves," as poor Bichard says in his almanack. It would be thought a hard government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us ; " Gold helps them that help themselves," as Poor Richard eays. I. ' It wonld be thought a hard government...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these tuxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...mow fjiievous to some of us. We are taxed tv.-ice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...for us} " God helps them that help themselves," as poqr Richard says in his Al jianack. It would b; thought a hard government that ihould tax its people...
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