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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 dublin Review

The Dublin Review VOL.XXIV New Series January-April MDCCCLXXV - 1875
...progress of Roman Catholicity in this country. It was once said by an acute observer of human nature, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." We might say also, Give us the externals of a nation's worship, and we will tell you its religion....
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1876 - 764 pages
...will both agree to unplume themselves, that others may be decorated with their feathers. FEI.LTHAM. I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...injury. Humanizing by degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death : a further step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery. B. FRANKLIN. "...
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Good Words, Volume 17

English periodicals - 1876
...here ; yet even in this connection, Fletcher of Saltoun's famous saying about " 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," had more of profound truth and torce in it than may be generally believed. Some comparatively very...
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GOOD WORDS

DONALD MACLEOD, D.D - 1876
...here ; yet even in this connection, Fletcher of Saltoun's famous saying about " 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," had more of profound truth and lorce in it ihan may be generally believed. Some comparatively very...
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A History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1876
...Anne. His 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." Mits. MANLEY (1724), in the reign of Anne, was a dramatist, novelist, ami political writer, popular,...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 1

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1876
...of Saltoun wrote, " 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," he referred to the popular songs of the people, but, in point of fact, a nation makes its own ballads,...
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Belford's Monthly Magazine, Volume 2

1877
...that quaint phrase of Andrew Fletcher, who, in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose, remarked, that he knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. He has woven this maxim into his character so strongly, and so thoroughly, that it has become a part...
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The Musical World, Volume 55

Music - 1877
...sung in every corner of the streets." Hereupon Fletcher of Saltoun said he knew a very wise person who believed that : " If a man were permitted to make...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." We have all heard these words quoted — or misquoted — times innumerable, and there can be no doubt...
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Illiam Dhône and the Manx Rebellion, 1651: Records and ..., Volume 26

William Harrison - Isle of Man - 1877 - 119 pages
...of the Manx peasantry. Such is the influence of a ballad, that well might the sage of old remark, " if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Some on the Island deny Christian's guilt altogether; but there are others who are so far of a different...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations ...

1878 - 2 pages
...hedge-rows, in the leafy lanes and by-paths of literature, in the genial summer-time. — LONGFELLOW. — I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. Ballads. —And tell prose writers, stories are so stale, That penny BALLADS have a better sale. BRETON,...
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