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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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Notes and Queries

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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...quoted, and which has been, by Lord Brougham and others, erroneously ascribed to the Earl of Chatham : ' I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation! The newspapers may be said to have supplanted the ballads ; yet during the late war between England...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Ninteenth Century

Charles Mackay - Ballads, English - 1851 - 312 pages
...infamous ballads sung in every corner of the streets. I knew," he adds, " a very wise man that 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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The Spectator: With a Biographical and Critical Preface, and ..., Volume 4

1855
...Saltoun, a famous whig author in the early part o the 18th century, says, — I 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. t Act ii. Sc. 2, 34. 82 THE SPECTATOR. [No. 502. themselves to us, without any other purpose than to...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. 1653-1716. From a Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, the Earl of Bathes, etc. I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. HENRY ST. JOHN, VISCOUNT BOLINGBROKE. 1672-1751. On the Study and Use of History. Letter 2 I have read...
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Songs of England. The book of English songs, ed. by C. Mackay

England - 1857
...infamous ballads sung in every corner of the streets. I knew." he adds, "a very wise man that 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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...quoted, and which has been, by Lord Brougham and others, erroneously ascribed to the Earl of Chatham : ' I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation! The newspapers may be said to have supplanted the ballads ; yet during the late war between England...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

England - 1858
...Мизэтгм, EDINBURGH, Stptmber, 1858. [Ott. ТНК 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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 113

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1861
...interlocutor in his Account of a Conversation concerning a Right Regulation of Government) ' that he believed, if a man were permitted to ' make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the 'laws of a nation.' But the adage, with all its smartness, is a very deceitful one. A curious essay might be written to...
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Harvard Magazine, Volume 2

1856
...Whittier take their rank high in the poetry of America. " I knew," wrote old Fletcher of Saltoun, " a very wise man, that believed that, if a man were...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation." If this be true, neither Whittier nor his friends need doubt much the result of their labors, as the...
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