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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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...follows, • : ' Friends," fays he, * the taxes are, indes!, very heavy; and, if thofe laid on by th: government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more eafily difcharge ther. : but we have many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are tuti...
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The Immortal Mentor, Or, Man's Unerring Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy & Happy ...

Luigi Cornaro - Conduct of life - 1802 - 321 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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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...speak his mind: and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: 'Friends,' said he, 'and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grevious to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride,...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : ' Friends, says he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we bad to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: ' Friends, says he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy,, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones he had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...his mind : and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: 'Friends,' said he, 'and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grevious to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride,...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows ' : ' Friends,' says he, ' the taxes are, indeed, very heavy; and if those laid...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might mote easily discharge them ; but we may have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : FRIENDS, says he, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them : but we have many...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : " Friends," says he, " the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and if those laid...grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by qur idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...round him, he proceeded as follows : " Friends," says he, " the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, mid if those laid on by the government were the only ones...twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by oar pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease...
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