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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 20-23

Baptists - 1866
...to pay them?" Father Abraham replied, " Friends, the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid by the government were the only ones we had to pay,...grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our own idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these...
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Advice to youths about entering a commercial career

William H. Ablett - Commerce - 1867 - 80 pages
...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 were called on to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more...
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The biblical museum, Volume 2

James Comper Gray - Bible - 1871 - 384 pages
...those collected by he tax-gatherer are light compared with others which people jring on themselves. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much >y our folly, as we pay to the tax-gatherer." — Franklin. 6, 7. while . . there, prob, some time,...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 23

Henry Barnard - Education - 1872
...him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded аз follows : " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and, if those laid...ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge thorn ; 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 book of good devices, ed. by G. Golding

Godfrey Golding - 1873
...desiring him ' to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows : — " ' Friends, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; d and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However,...
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Dulce Domum

Frederick Perry - Conduct of life - 1873 - 512 pages
...represents indulgences and luxuries as self-imposed taxes. The Government taxes are indeed heavy ; " but we have many others, and much more grievous to...our pride, and four times as much by our folly."* This idea may be extended to rivalry, which is a costly tax. In the interview between Henry VIII. and...
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First (-Sixth) illustrated reader

Illustrated reader - 1874
...which reeognised the Independence of the United States. He died in 1790. 1. FBIENDS and neighbours, the taxes are indeed very heavy; and if those laid...more easily discharge them; but we have many others, much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by...
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Public Ledger Almanacs: For the Years 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875

Almanacs, American - 1870 - 346 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...as much by our pride and four times as much by our fully, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However,...
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Thrift

Samuel Smiles - Saving and investment - 1875 - 384 pages
...Individual When I men are bad, society is bad. Franklin, with his shrewd common sense, observed, " The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed quite as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly...
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Home Words for Heart and Hearth

Christian fiction, English - 1875
...when they died, waiting God's time. | HE taxes are indeed heavy," said Dr. Franklin, on one occasion, "and if those laid on by the government were the only...have many others, and much more grievous to some of Сада, us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four...
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