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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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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 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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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 1

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1911
...all above his fortune, for which he contracts debts, and ends his career in a prison, Alas! say I. 25 he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When...beautiful, sweet-tempered girl married to an ill-natured hrute of a husband, What a pity, say I, that she should pay so much for a whistle! In short, I conceive...
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Elson Grammar School Readers, Book 1

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1911
...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, 25 he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Reader [1st-4th]

Clarence Franklin Carroll, Sarah Catherine Brooks - Readers - 1911
...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." In short, I believe that...
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A Reader for the First - Eighth Grades

Clarence Franklin Carroll, Sarah Catherine Brooks - Readers - 1911
...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." In short, I believe that...
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Fourth Reader

James Baldwin, Ida C. Bender - Readers - 1911 - 258 pages
...fine carriages, for which he goes in debt, thereby losing the respect of his neighbors, I say, Alas! he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a man neglecting the improvement of his mind, wasting his fortune, or ruining his health for mere pleasure,...
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Reading with Expression: First-- Reader, Volume 4

James Baldwin, Ida Catherine Bender - Readers - 1911
...fine carriages, for which he goes in debt, thereby losing the respect of his neighbors, I say, Alas ! he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a man neglecting the improvement of his mind, wasting his fortune, or ruining his health for mere pleasure,...
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Choice Literature, Book 5

Readers - 1912
...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. In short, I conceive that a great...
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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - American literature - 1915 - 281 pages
...you give too much for youl 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, 65 Alas ! say I, he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle. When I see a beautiful, sweet-tempered...
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Everyday Classics: Primer-eighth Reader, Book 4

Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike - Readers - 1917
...are paying too dear 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, "Alas," says I, " he has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle." In short, the miseries of mankind...
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