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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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Arthur Hugh Clough: A Monograph

Samuel Waddington - 1883 - 333 pages
...was not unwisely written by Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun, in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose, *' B that 'if a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation.' The influence of the poetry of Robert Burns in forming and colouring the opinions and characters of...
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Macaria, or, Altars of sacrifice.

Augusta Jane Wilson - 1883
...felicitously applied to Beranger, but which was first quoted, I believe, by Fletcher of Saltoun : ' If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation.' Oh ! what a sunset ! I never saw anything from Fiesole comparable to that." The sun had gone down below...
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Pro patria: the autobiography of an Irish conspirator, ed. [or ..., Volume 2

William Mackay - 1883
...ashamed to repeat that oft-quoted and misquoted line of Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun, in which he says, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." I had always felt the force of this sage observation, and saw that in no way was political sentiment...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...Hope, Part ii. Line 378. FLETCHER. — NEWTON. — DEFOE. 239 ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. 1053-17 1C. I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need cot care who should make the laws of a nation. Lttttr to the ilaryuit of Montroae, the Earl of Rothts,...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 2; Volume 8

New England - 1890
...189o VOL. II. No. 5. OUR NATIONAL SONGS. By Mary LD Ferris. T was sturdy Andrew Fletcher who wrote, " I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man...not care who should make the laws of a ' nation." It would be interesting to know how many free-born Americans can repeat all, or even one, of our national...
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Great Thoughts from Latin Authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - Quotations, Latin - 1884 - 679 pages
...feelings and conditions of a state. This is very much the idea of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun:— " I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." MEN ARE IMITATOP.S OF THOSE AROVE THEM. Thou mayst plainly see that such as the chief men of the state...
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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida

James McQuade - Bermuda Islands - 1884 - 441 pages
...to each other indissolubly. Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun, said, a couple of centuries ago, that he " knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Ballads do not come from prosperity ; they are not born amid the dazzle and glitter of wealth, the...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 20

New England - 1899
...a very wise man," wrote I Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, long •*• ago, to the Marquis of Montrose, "that believed that if a man were permitted to make...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation." The rare privilege of making a nation's songs is given to no one man. Often it is granted to those...
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Selections from the Tatler, Spectator and Guardian

Sir Richard Steele - 1885 - 504 pages
...1. 25). 1. 29. took with the people. Cf. the well-worn saying of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun : — ' I knew a very wise man that believed, that if a Man...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation.' P. 361, 1. 6. the natural description of an innocent young woman. See Heautontimorumenos, Act ii, Sc....
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A primer of English parsing and analysis

Cyril L. C. Locke - English language - 1885 - 96 pages
...likewise variable. 58. War 'sa game which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. 59. I knew a wise man that believed, that if a man were permitted...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. 60. I believe there is no real greatness for a nation Except it be based upon morality. 61. Talk not...
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