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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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Everyday Classics: Fourth Reader

Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike - Readers - 1917 - 352 pages
...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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Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of the Great: Together with Numerous Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1918 - 689 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,...contracts debts and ends his career in prison, "Alas," said I, "he paid dear, very dear, for his whistle." When I see a beautiful sweet-tempered girl married...
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Wit, Wisdom and Foibles of the Great: Together with Numerous Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1918 - 689 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,...contracts debts and ends his career in prison, "Alas," said I, "he paid dear, very dear, for his whistle." When I see a beautiful sweet-tempered girl married...
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Practical Business English

Oscar Charles Gallagher, Leonard Bowdoin Moulton - Commercial correspondence - 1918 - 226 pages
...many, who gave too much for the whistle. If I see one fond of appearance, of 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. Franklin wrote this as an experience...
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The Elson Readers: Book Five (revision of Elson Grammar School Reader, Book One)

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1920 - 418 pages
...you give too much for your whistle." If I see one fond of appearance, or fine clothes, fine 5 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,...
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An Outline of Humor: Being a True Chronicle from Prehistoric Ages to the ...

Carolyn Wells - Wit and humor - 1923 - 782 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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Reading and Living, Book 1

Howard Copeland Hill, Rollo La Verne Lyman - Readers - 1924
...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...
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New Outlook, Volume 6

New Thought - 1953 - 17 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, sweettempered...
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Primary Education, Volume 28

Education - 1920
...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 and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...you pay too much for your Whistle. — If I see one fond of Appearance, of fine Cloaths, fine Houses, fine Furniture, fine Equipages, all above his Fortune,...for which he contracts Debts, and ends his Career in a Prison; Alas, says I, he has paid too much for his Whistle. — When I saw a beautiful sweet-temper'd...
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