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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 Saturday Magazine ..., Volume 1

1833
...whatever language they may have been written." THE taxes are indeed heavy ; and if those laid on by government, were the only ones we had to pay, we might...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We arc taxed twice &s much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by...
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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 4

1834
...savages, they do not like much regular labour." THE taxes are indeed 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 others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 pages
...Ternment were the only ones we had to pay, wa might :nore easily discharge them ; but we have ma. in others, and much more grievous to some of us. ' We are taxed twice as mucn by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Economics - 1835 - 312 pages
...and, gathering ronnd him, he procecded as follows : II Friends, " says he, " the taxes are, indecd, very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government...we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; bnt we have many others, and mnch more grievons to some of ns. We are taxed twice as mnch by onr idleness,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 18

1838
...cottage. It begins by stating that we complain of the taxes imposed upon us by government, but, it adds, ' we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.' Now, if we lessen some of these useless taxes made by ourselves, we should feel but little from the...
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Tracts on docks and commerce, printed between the years 1793 & 1800: with an ...

William Vaughan - 1839
...should be hung up in every cottage. It begins by stating we complain of the taxes by government ; but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; but if we lessened some of these useless taxes on ourselves, we should feel little from the others...
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The Malta penny magazine

...threescore ! Threescore summers, when they're gone, Will appear as short as one ! THE taxes are indeed heavy; and if those laid on by the government were...we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them : — hut we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 224 pages
...might more " Friends (says he) and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid or^ by the government ,were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them, hut we have many others, and much more grievous to some or us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,...
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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842
...not," say they, " these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ?" The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and, if those laid...easily discharge them : but we have many others ; and they are much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness ; three times...
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The Christian's penny magazine, and friend of the people [ed. by J. Campbell ...

Congregational union of England and Wales - 1850
...unpleasant. THE HEAVIEST TAXES. " The taxes are indeed heavy," said Dr. Franklin on one occasion, " and if those laid on by the Government were the only...might more easily discharge them; but we have many uthers, and much mere grievous to some of as. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times...
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