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" I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr — 's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation. "
Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ... - Page 399
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1880 - 752 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...had ocular proof that he was mistaken. No. 502. (a) " I knew (says Mr. Fletcher) a Very wise man who believed, that if a man were permitted to make all...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." (b) PS to Spectator, in folio. — There are, in the play of the Self-Tormentor of Terence, several...
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An Account of the American Antiquarian Society, Incorporated, Oct. 24, 1812 ...

American Antiquarian Society - 1813 - 32 pages
...and abiding recompense. The remark of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, that "he knew a very wise man who believed that if a man were permitted to make all...need not care who should make the laws of a nation," is familiar to all students of English literature. To whom in this remark, sometimes erroneously ascribed...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 84

1858
...WILSON. INDUSTRIAL MDSEOH, EDINBUBOH, September 1858. THE BALLAD POETRY OF SCOTLAND AND OF IRELAND.* " IF a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." This is a saying which has often been cited, not always quite so accurately, perhaps, as on the present...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1835
...proofs of this. Andrew Fletcher, о Saltoun, speaks of a wise person whom he knew, ' who be lieved that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. (Polit. Works, 8vo. p. 2C6. Glasg. 1749.) BALLAD, in music, a short air, repeated to two or mon stanzas,...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 17

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1850
...the famous phrase of the wise man, whom he does not name, ( and which has grown into a proverb : ) " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation," * he indicated the necessity for that appreciation of, and sympathy with, the domestic life of a people...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th ..., Volume 3, Part 3

United States. Congress. Senate - United States
...studied nor cared to comprehend, nor to have understood the gentle wisdom of Fletcher of Saltoun — "That if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a people." He never gained their respect; bat, by his self-seeking, his self-promotion to power and place,...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1888
...Fletcher of Saltoun, rather than Drummond of Hawthornden, ii supposed to Ьате known a man who " believed that if a man were permitted to make all...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Much curious information is supplied in the various chapters on carols and wasiail songs, church ales...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1879
...in these terms : " I knew a very wise man, so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." I should like to know if the belief here attributed to " a very wise man " has been ascertained to...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1888
...Andrew Fletcher of Saltonn, ratber than Drummond of Hawtbornden, is supposed to hare known a man who " believed that if a man were permitted to make all...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. ' Much curious information ia aupplied in the various chapters on carols and wassail songs, church...
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Questions and answers - 1850
...he adds : " I said, I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment, that he believed, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. And we find that most of the ancient legislators thought they could not well reform the manners of...
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