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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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Masterpieces of American Literature: Franklin, Irving, Bryant, Webster ...

Henry Nathan Wheeler - American literature - 1891 - 462 pages
...indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the 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 ns. We are taxed twice as much by our IDLENESS, three times as much by our PRIDE, and four times as...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 pages
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him he proceeded as follows : Friends 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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Selections from the Riverside Literature Series: For fifth-[eighth] grade ...

Literature - 1910
...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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A First [-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

Frances Eggleston Blodgett, Andrew Burr Blodgett - Readers - 1910
...speak his mind, and when they had gathered round him he proceeded as follows: " Friends," said he," the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we 20 had to pay, we might more easily discharge them, but we have many others and much more grievous...
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The Blodgett Readers by Grades, Book 7

Frances Eggleston Blodgett, Andrew Burr Blodgett - Readers - 1910
...speak his mind, and when they had gathered round him he proceeded as follows: " Friends," said he, " the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we 20 had to pay, we might more easily discharge them, but we have many others and much more grievous...
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Business, Volume 4

Andrew Carnegie - Business - 1911 - 401 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...idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four 1 From " Poor Richard's Almanac " for 1758. times as much by our folly, and from these taxes the commissioners...
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The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the ..., Volume 5

John Lawson Stoddard - Literature - 1913
...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...twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by v.— 18 our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly, and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot...
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The Vagabond Trail

Thomas Dreier - 1913 - 188 pages
...everything under the sun except ourselves. To those who complained of the heavy taxes Poor Richard replied, "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...our pride, and four times as much by our folly." And Shakespeare said, as you will remember, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves,...
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Essentials of Logic

William Dinwiddie - Logic - 1914 - 176 pages
...being or thing but that which has such a faculty, power or property as is called will. Edwards. 31. The taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. Franklin. 32. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality....
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Selections from the Riverside Literature Series for Sixth Grade Reading ...

Readers - 1914 - 250 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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