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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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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 pages
...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 commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 pages
...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 commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Conduct of life - 1841 - 275 pages
...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 should lax its people one-tenth part of their lime...
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The third book of reading lessons, Volume 3

Brothers of the Christian schools of Ireland - 1841
...industrious ashamed perplexity increaseth steadily laziness legacy patience business diligence cable IT would be thought a hard government, that should tax its people one-tenth part of then- time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more:...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, and Anecdotes ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians of North America - 1842 - 180 pages
...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...something may be done for us ; ' God helps them that help themselves,1 as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would be thought a hard government that should...
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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842
...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...and something may be done for us : " God helps them who help themselves," as Poor Richard says. * Poor Richard is the name of an Almanac, that was published...
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Levende dansk lyrik: fra folkevisen til drachmann

Poul P. M. Pedersen - Danish poetry - 1844 - 580 pages
...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...thought a hard government, that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more;...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 24

Periodicals - 1844
...insured content, And love smiled round them wheresoe'er they went. CftABBE. u aru'M. j '• plann'd. j IT would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more...
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The Works of ... Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 304 pages
...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...helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his Almanac. "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of...
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1850
...mere grievous to some of as. 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 асу abatement." Yes : and the old American philosopher might have added, the tax which men and women...
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