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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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Brave Men and Women: Their Struggles, Failures and Triumphs

Osgood Eaton Fuller - Biography - 1884 - 512 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathering around him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," says he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid...have many others, and much more grievous to some of UK. 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 Improved illustrated reader, Book 5

Improved illustrated reader - 1885
...and gathered round him while he proceeded as follows. 3. "Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed heavy; and 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 us. We are taxed...
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A Popular Handbook to New Zealand: Its Resources and Industries

Arthur Clayden - New Zealand - 1886 - 243 pages
...homely wit, but whose works are somewhat out of date:—" Friends and neighbours, the taxes are indeed heavy; and, if those laid on by the Government were...have many others and much more grievous to some of us,—*we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times...
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India's Needs: Material, Political, Social, Moral, and Religious

John Murdoch - India - 1886 - 146 pages
...and native capital."* Franklin says that " we complain of the taxes imposed on us by Government; but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." Self-help is one of the duties which most requires to be urged everywhere. Indian patriots may lament...
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Retrospections of America, 1797-1811

John Bernard, Laurence Hutton, Brander Matthews - Actors - 1886 - 380 pages
...that we eat and drink; but there are heavier taxes than these, and which government cannot take off. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly, or we should be all at our work in the fields instead of loitering here to buy finery that we can't...
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Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters

John Bach McMaster - Authors, American - 1887 - 293 pages
...him to speak his mind, and gathering around him, he proceeded as follows : — " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid...twice as much by our idleness, three times as much hy our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners can not...
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THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

W & R CHAMBERS - 1887
...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...the government were the only ones we had to pay, we * A preliminary address to tlie Pennsylvania Almanac, entitled 'Poor Richard's Almanac for the year...
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Papers on Indian Reform: Sanitary, Material, Social, Moral and Religious

Brahma-samaj - 1889
...should be abandoned. Franklin truly says : " We complain of the taxes imposed on us by Government ; but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." 8. REQUIRING IDLERS TO WORK FOB THEIB LIVING. Though well-directed charity is highly commendable, indiscriminate...
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Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789, Volume 2

William Babcock Weeden - Communities - 1890 - 964 pages
...and a half of use. All move like rifle-shots. " We are taxed twice as much (ie as by the government) by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. . . . But dost thou love life ? then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. ....
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Masterpieces of American Literature: Franklin: Irving: Bryant: Webster ...

John Kneeland, Henry Nathan Wheeler - American literature - 1891 - 504 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...government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We...
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