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" ... or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ... - Page 336
1826 - 407 pages
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...that fhould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but idlenefs taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth or doing of nothing, with that which is fpent in- idle employments, or amufements...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...I. ' It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by brrhging on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service : but idleness taxes many ot us much more, if we reckon all that is spent in absolute sloth, or in doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments or amusements, that amount to nothing....
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in it'sservice; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon...which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust,...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...Richard-says. I. 'It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...1. It would be thought a hard government that slrould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service : but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust,consumes faster than labour...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...I. It would be thought a hurd government that should tax its. people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service *. but idleness taxes many of us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens lite. " Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...thought a hard government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in it's service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more,...which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. " Sloth, like rust,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...absolute sloth or doing of nothing, with that which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases,...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the key used is always bright," as poor Richard says. "But ilost tliou love life? then do not squander time,...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many ef us much more ; sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens...rust, consumes faster than labour wears, while the tued key is always bright," as Poor Richard says. — " But dost thou love life, then do not squander...
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