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" I knew a very wise man that believed that 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... - Page 399
by Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 pages
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The works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of his Life written ...

Benjamin Franklin, Henry Stueber - 1807 - 295 pages
...debates upon them, will have a similar conclusion. H1STOR1CUS. March 2 3, 1790. OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. BY the original law of nations, war and extirpation...step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery : another, to respect more the property ot private persons under conquest, and be content with acquired...
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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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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...debates upon them will have a similar conclusion. HLSTOR1CUS. March 22, 1790, OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. I BY the original law of nations, war and extirpation...degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death : a farther step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery :. another, to respect more the property...
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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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The works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of his Life, written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1815 - 324 pages
...debates upon them, will have a similar conclusion. HISTORICUS. March 2 3, 1790OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. By the original law of nations, war and extirpation...degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death : a farther step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery ; another, to respect more the property...
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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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Essays and letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...it was, one man may better steal a horse than another look over the hedge. BF OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. BY the original law of nations, war and extirpation...degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death : a farther step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery : another, to respect more the property...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...it was, one man may better steal a horse than another look over the hedge. BF OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. BY the original law of nations, war and extirpation...degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death : a farther step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery : another, to respect more the property...
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The Friend of Peace, Volume 2

Peace - 1821
...to which deluded mortals attach the highest glory. OBSERVATIONS ON WAR BY AN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER. " BY the original law of nations, war and extirpation...degrees,, it admitted slavery instead of death : A farther step was the exchange f prisoners instead of slavery : Another, to respect more the property...
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The Life of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself. Together ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1823 - 300 pages
...debates upon them, will have a similar conclusion, HISTORICUS. March 23, 1790. OBSERVATIONS ON WAR. By the original law of nations, war and extirpation...by degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death: a farther step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery : another, to respect more the property...
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