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" The taxes are indeed very heavy ; and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharg-e them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. — We are taxed twice as much by our idleness,... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ... - Page 336
1826 - 407 pages
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...others, and much more grievous to some of us. — We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much...that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that...
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Literature - 1826
...many others, and much more grievous to fome of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idlenefs, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; and from thefe taxes the commiffioners cannot eafe or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us...
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The Inspector, Literary Magazine and Review, Volume 2

English literature - 1827
...hinuelf thereunto, he might wonder to find himself in any tolerable degree of understanding." CLARENDON. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...others, and much more grievous to some of us. — We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much...cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. — Franklin. CLXV. It is downright hypocrisy in a man of certain degree, not immediately to take the...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 2

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...persuade others that we are happy than in endeavouring to think so ourselves. —Goldsmith. CCCCXCIV. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavouring to think so ourselves. ccccxclv. It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its service; but idleness taxes many of us .much more, if we reckon all that...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...of us. — "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and tour times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. — Franklin. CLXV. It is downright hypocrisy in a man...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much...them that help themselves,' as Poor Richard says. 5 "It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part of their time, to...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1831 - 290 pages
...deliver us, hy allowing an ahatement. However, let us hearken to good ndvice, and something may ho done for us; 'God helps them that help themselves,' as poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would he thought a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their tune, to he employed...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much hy our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by oitr folly : and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement....
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