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" I will give it to you in short: for ' a word to the wise is enough,' as poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him G 2. to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows :— " Friends," says he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy... "
The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors - Page 297
by Tryon Edwards - 1853 - 432 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...and he that hath a much by our Idlenefs, three times as calling hath an office of profit and homuch by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly ; and from thefe taxes the commiflioners cannot eafe or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us...
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...him, he proceeded as follows : FRIENDS, fays he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if thofe laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 62

Books - 1780
...him, he proceeded as follows : * Friends, fays, he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if thofe laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more caiily difchargc them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 62

1780
...him, he proceeded as follows ; * Friends, fays, he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if thofe laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fume of us. We are taxed...
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the monthly review or literary journal: from january to june, inclusive,. m ...

several hands - 1780
...him, he proceeded as follows : ' Friends, fays he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if thole laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharge theo> ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...proceeded as follows: " Friends, (fays he), and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if thofe laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharg.e them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 456 pages
...heavy; and, if thofc laid on by the government were the only ones \vc had to pav, we might more c.tliy discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to fomc of us. We are taxed twice as fnuch by our idlencfs, three timos as much by our pride, and four...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 63, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1793
...other?, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idlenefs, three times a? much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from thtfe taxes the commiiyoners can not cafe us by allowing any abatement." — " Before any one (fays...
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Association Papers..: Part I. Publications printed by special order of the ...

Association for Preserving Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers (London, England) - France - 1793
...As tor" * the taxes, to be fure they are much increafed within: * that period ; but if thofe laifl on by the Government * were the only ones we had to pay, we might eafily dif-' 4 charge them ; but we have many others much more * grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...he proceeded as follows * : * Friends,' fays he, ' the taxes are, indeed, very heavy; and, if thofe laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharge them : but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed...
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