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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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Essentials in Civil Government: A Text-book for Use in Schools

Samuel Eagle Forman - Citizenship - 1915 - 251 pages
...government were the only ones we had to pay we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four timce as much by our folly." — Benjamin Franklin. The Income Tax. — Besides the general property...
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Winning Declamations and how to Speak Them ...: Part I--for Intermediate and ...

Edwin Du Bois Shurter - Elocution - 1917 - 303 pages
...desiring 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...our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and of these taxes the commissioners can not ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However, let...
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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1920
...Government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many 20 others, and much more grievous to some of us. "We...our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and of these taxes the commissioners can not ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However, let...
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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Literature - 1920
...desiring 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...might more easily discharge them; but we have many 20 others, and much more grievous to some of us. "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...
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Intermediate

Charles Simpson Meek - English language - 1920
...man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose to the grindstone." "Time is money." "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." After you have told what these sayings mean, learn those you think are the best. 2. Writing Incidents...
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The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering around him, he proceeded as 1" follows: "Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed very heavy; and if those laid...taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as 13 much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and of these taxes the commissioners cannot...
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The North American Almanac

Almanacs, American - 1922
...than Scotland is at present. Benjamin Franklin said: "No matter how heavily the government may tax us, we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride and four times as much by our folly." The Chinese and Japanese in their fables regard the Milky Way as a stream containing silvery fishes....
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Reading and Living, Book 1

Howard Copeland Hill, Rollo La Verne Lyman - Readers - 1924
...desiring him to speak his mind, and gathered around him while he proceeded as follows: "Friends," said he, "the taxes are indeed very heavy; and if those laid...our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and of these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing any relief. However, let us...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference, Volume 16

National Tax Association - Finance, Public - 1924
...years ago. Benjamin Franklin said on this subject: " 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 for our idleness, three times as much for our pride and four times as much for our folly,and from these...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Conference, Volume 16

National Tax Association - Finance, Public - 1924
...years ago. Benjamin Franklin said on this subject: "The taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid by the government were the only ones we had to pay...many others and much more grievous to some of us." So you see they were complaining of taxes back in the days of Benjamin Franklin. Again, he said: "...
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