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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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Evenings in the Library: Bits of Gossip about Books and Those who Write Them

George Stewart - American essays - 1878 - 254 pages
...Andrew Fletcher, who, in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose, remarked, 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. He has woven this maxim into his character so strongly, and so thoroughly, that it has become a part...
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The Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - English language - 1878 - 564 pages
...truth that gives point to the celebrated saying of Fletcher of Saltoun : " 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." Didactic poetry shows the same purpose ; as in Young's Night Thoughts, Thomson's Seasons, Cowper's...
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Ohio Educational Monthly, Volume 28

Education - 1879
...every principle, every sentiment that has struck against his impressible life. Andrew Fletcher said, " I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." If that wise man were alive to-day in this country of schools, his belief would certainly be, that...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...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 newspaper may now be said to have supplanted the ballad ; yet, during the war with France, the...
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Dictiony of English literature

William Davenport Adams - 1880
...letter that Fletcher makes use of the familiar, but generally misquoted, passage that follows : — " I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." " Government is founded upon compromise and barter, All." — BURKE' s Speech on Conciliation with...
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Music and Some Highly Musical People: Containing Brief Chapters on. A ...

James M. Trotter - African American musicians - 1878 - 353 pages
...heaven at once, and that it is almost sacrilege to come down to meaner things." Said Andrew Fletcher, "I knew a very wise man that believed, that, if a...ballads, he need not care who should make the laws, of the nation." This certainly was placing a very high, but perhaps not a much too high, estimate on the...
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History of the Flag of the United States of America: And of the Naval and ...

George Henry Preble - Flags - 1880 - 815 pages
...47. 48. 49. 1871 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. NATIONAL AND PATRIOTIC SONGS. " 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." — Andrew Fletcher. HAIL COLUMBIA. BY JOSEPH HOPKINSON. The author of this lyric was the Hon. Joseph...
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We and the World: A Book for Boys, Part 1

Juliana Horatia Ewing - Adventure stories - 1881 - 334 pages
...we've a bit of holiday leesure 111 tell ye some." " Thank you, Alister." CHAPTER XX. " A very wise man believed that, if a man were permitted to make all...make the laws of a nation." — Fletcher of Saltoun in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose. THE weather was fair enough, and we went along very steadily...
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Proceedings

National Education Association of the United States - Education - 1881
...of sentiments and customs? Andrew Fletcher, called Fletcher of Saltoun, two centuries ago affirmed that "if a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Even so judicious a writer as Polybius says that music was necessary to soften the manners of the Arcadians,...
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The Addresses and Journal of Proceedings of the National Educational Association

National Educational Association (U.S.) - Education - 1881
...of sentiments and customs ? Andrew Fletcher, called Fletcher of Saltoun, two centuries ago affirmed that "if a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Even so judicious a writer as Polybius says that music was necessary to soften the manners of the Arcadians,...
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