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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 Christian Pioneer, Volumes 2-5

Baptists - 1744
...supplies. 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 ones we had to p*j, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some...
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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 pages
...more " Friends (says he) and neighhours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on hy thn 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 hy our idleness,...
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The (Old) Farmer's Almanack, Issues 69-78

Robert Bailey Thomas - Almanacs, American - 1860
...replied, — 4 * Friends, the taxes are Indeed very heavy : and if those laid on hy the govern nient were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice a much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as ranch by our folly; ahd...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...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...had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but wenhave many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 pages
...his mind ; and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : "Friends," says he, " and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might mnfe easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 288 pages
...his mind ; and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : " Friends," says He, " and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...times as much by our pride, and four times as much liy our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot east: or deliver us, by allowing an abatement....
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...his mind ; and gathering round him he proceeded as follows : — " Friends (says he) and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by the govern- ] ment were the only ones we had to pay, we might more j easily discharge them: but we have...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded s follows: „Friends," says he, „the taxes are, indeed, very heavy, and, if those...much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice s much by our idleness, three times s much by our pride, and- four times s much by our folly;...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...speak his mind ; and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : " Friends (says he) and neighbors, 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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...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...idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four timos as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing...
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