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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 Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 18

1838
...taxes imposed upon us by government, but, it adds, ' we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.' Now, if we lessen some of these useless taxes made by ourselves, we should feel but little from the...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 224 pages
...many others, and much more grievous to some or us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much...done for us; "God helps them that help themselves," aa poor Richard says in his Almanac. " It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people...
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The Malta penny magazine

...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...cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. — FHANKLIN. MALTA PENNY MAGAZINE. №• 20 Saturday, Jan. 2o. 1840 [Price Id. THE CITY OF DAMASCUS....
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Reading Book for the Use of Female Schools

Readers - 1839 - 408 pages
...pure, Alone unchanging shall endure, The Sun of Righteousness! Mrs. Hemans. SAYINGS OF POOR RICHARD. 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: sloth, by bringing on...
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The Moral Class-book

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Conduct of life - 1839 - 168 pages
...idle ? If, then, you are your own master, be ashamed to catch yourself idle." SAYINGS OF POOR RICHARD. 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 : sloth, by' bringing...
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Tracts on docks and commerce, printed between the years 1793 & 1800: with an ...

William Vaughan - 1839
...stating we complain of the taxes by government ; but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly ; but if we lessened some of these useless taxes on ourselves, we should feel little from the others...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...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...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us, by allowing any abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us : ' God helps...
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The church scholar's reading-book, selected from the Saturday magazine

Saturday magazine - 1840
...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...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing any abatement. — FEANKLIN. ON OF THE INSTINCT ANIMALS. A WISE and merciful Creator has Bestowed upon...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 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...folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 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...folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot case or deliver us, by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something...
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