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" I, you are providing pain for yourself, instead of pleasure; you give too much for your whistle. "
The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin - Page 11
by Benjamin Franklin - 1811 - 182 pages
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 13

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Benjamin Franklin, Or, From Printing Office to the Court of St. James

William Makepeace Thayer - United States - 1905 - 380 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. " If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas I say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle " In short, I conceive that a...
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Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 366 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas ! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 7

Benjamin Franklin - Electronic books - 1906 - 453 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas I say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas I say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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A Short History of American Literature

Henry Augustin Beers - American literature - 1906 - 291 pages
...said I, too much for his whistle. . . , If I see one fond of appearance or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts and ends his career in a prison, Alas.' say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. . . . In short, I conceive that...
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American Wit and Humor, Volume 1

Joel Chandler Harris - American wit and humor - 1907
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas ! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Selections from Early American Writers, 1607-1800

William B. Cairns - American literature - 1909 - 493 pages
...you give too much for your whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine houses, fine furniture, fine equipages, all above his fortune,...for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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