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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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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1821
...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 one? \vc had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous...
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An Introduction to the Universal Explanatory Reader: Designed for Junior ...

William Pinnock - Readers (Primary) - 1822 - 232 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : 5. " Friends," says he, " the taxes are, indeed, very heavy ; and if those laid...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. 6. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness. three times as much by our pride, and four times as...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ...

Mason Locke Weems - Statesmen - 1822 - 264 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: Friends, said he, the taxes are, indeed, very heavy; and, if those laid...the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily disch.-r^e them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 2

1822
...plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. The Same. Friends, the taxes are indeed heavy ; tut if those laid on by the Government were the only ones we had to pay, we might easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of as. We are taxed...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, Volume 1

H. Nolte - 1823
...Abraham for this purpose. Hence i« is, that Poor Richard is so often quoted. „ Friends,' lays be, 'the taxes are indeed very heavy: and, if those laid...are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times a* much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly j and from these taxes the commissioners...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 767 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathered round him, while ht 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 mere easily discharge them. But we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...mind ; and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends (says he) and neighbours — The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...us. — We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, tUree times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners...
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Prose

Literature - 1826
...lft the concluí 3 L. 3 «ag * 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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...lashes, as men are to love. — Swift. CLX1V. The taxes are indeed very heavy; and if those laid on hy the government were the only ones we had to pay, we...our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and tour times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us,...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
...the course of pnblisluug Uie Almauuck called • Friend,' says he, ' the taxes are indeed very heavy; if those laid on by the government were the only ones...grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much hy our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by oitr folly : and from...
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