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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 American Historical Record, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1872
...it 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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A Complete Manual of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - American literature - 1872 - 540 pages
...Anne. Ilig writings were chiefly in the 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." MRS. MANLEY (1724), in the reign of Anne, wag a dramatist, novelist, and political writer, popular,...
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Annual Report of the Town Officers ... and the Town Records

Brookline (Mass.) - Brookline (Mass.) - 1872
...primarily, the cultivation of the memory. I quite agree with Fletcher in thinking him a wise man who said " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. " There is, in the saying, a great deal of philosophy worth our attention. I would not, however, be...
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The Roxburghe Ballads, Volume 1

Charles Hindley - Ballads, English - 1873 - 502 pages
...Book of Ready-made Speeches," " Brorvn, Jones and Robinson," etc., etc., VOL I. LONDON: I j H' '.! " I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Andrew Fletcher of Saltmm (1653-1716). Collection of Ancient Songs and Ballads, written on various...
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Our New Masters, Volume 25

Thomas Wright ("the journeyman engineer.") - Labor - 1873 - 392 pages
...endless lies, Like Eden's drc'td probationary tree, Knowledge of good and evil is from thee." COWPEE. " T KNEW a very wise man that believed that if a man were...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." So wrote that bold and intelligent seventeenth-century politician, Andrew Fletcher of Saltown, in a...
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The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the ..., Volume 7

John Hill Burton - Scotland - 1873 - 100 pages
...beloved. It was an eminent and popular Scotsman who first uttered the judgment, so often repeated, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." In literature of this kind Scotland is peculiarly affluent. The ballad poetry of Scotland may now be...
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The Ballads and Songs of Scotland: In View of Their Influence on the ...

John Clark Murray - Ballads, English - 1874 - 205 pages
...Poetical Character 168 2. Extent of their Popularity 178 INDEX 199 GLOSSARY 203 INTRODUCTION. " I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...make the laws of a nation." — FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, in a Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, etc. IT is desirable that the reader of the following essay...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman ! The Orphan. Act iii. Sc. I. 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 Rothes, eh. 1 Cf. Gray, The Bard, Part i. St. 3. ISAAC...
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Thirty-sixth (Thirty-seventh) annual report, together with the annual report ...

Massachusetts board of educ - 1874
...primarily, the cultivation of the memory. I -quite agree with Fletcher in thinking him a wise man who said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." There is in the saying a great deal of philosophy worth our attention. I would not, however, be understood...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...Destructive, damnable, deceitful woman ! The Orphan. Act iii. Sc. I. 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 Rothes, etc. 1 Compare Gray, The Bard, Part i. St. 3....
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