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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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Literary Recreations of a Sheep-farmer

1864 - 173 pages
...song excites the patriotic sentiment. He was a wise man, and knew the national feeling well, who said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." The writer of national songs, therefore, confers a benefit upon his country, and a debt of gratitude...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...Nature hath built many stories high. Andronicus. Ad. fin. 1. ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. 1653-1716. I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, the Earl of Bathes, etc. ISAAC NEWTON. 1642-1727. I seem to have...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 56

1865
...speakers were particularly prone to the quotation of that strange saying of Fletcher of Saltoun — " If a man were permitted to make all the Ballads, he need not care who should make the Laws of a country." It has been the destiny of Young Ireland to make and to administer the laws of other countries...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - Quotations, English - 1869 - 458 pages
...forgotten the names of their founders. Holy State. Of Tombs. ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. 1653-1716. T KNEW a very wise man that believed that, if a -^ man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. Letter to the Marquis ofMontrose, the Earl cf Rothes, etc. ISAAC NEWTON. 1642-1727. I" SEEM to have...
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A Monogram on Our National Song

Elias Nason - National songs - 1869 - 69 pages
...CONDISCE MODOS, AMANDA VOCE <JUOS REDDA8 : MINUENTUR ATRAE CARMINE CURAE. Horace, Car., lib. iv, car. xi. 'I KNEW A VERY WISE MAN THAT BELIEVED THAT IF A MAN...BALLADS, HE NEED NOT CARE WHO SHOULD MAKE THE LAWS op A NATION." Andrew Fletcfitr. ^-ALBANY : J7 s&f. Jo. HARVARD CO:i:3C L!B:;.AiiY A MONOGKAM OUR NATIONAL...
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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1870 - 540 pages
...Anne. His writings were chiefly in lh*; form of political tracts. He is the author of the saying, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." MttS. MANLEY (1724), in the reign of Anne, was a dramatist, novelist, and political writer, popular,...
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The Century, Volume 41

1891
...people without power to meet any great crisis or achieve any great deed. Fletcher of Saltoun's saying, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation," expresses a profound truth, because the songs which create as well as express the emotions make the...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volumes 56-61

United States - 1871
...has given him his best hold on the memory of modern times. He writes : " 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." If this should be thought to be exaggeration, it will not be doubted that national songs, in some degree,...
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The Academy, Volume 2

English literature - 1871
...rightly taken the literature as reflecting the character of the people. It was a Scotchman who first said that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation, and in ballad literature Scotland is peculiarly rich. To criticise their origin is as difficult as...
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The biblical museum, Volume 4

James Comper Gray - 1872
...that Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun (AD 1653—1716), said, in a letter to the Marquis of Hontrose, " I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Hence, although P.'s precept was primarily directed to the praise and worship of God ; there can be...
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