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" And again, Three removes are as bad as a fire ; and again, Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee ; and again, If you would have your business done, go; if not, send. And again, He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. "
The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol - Page 98
edited by - 1813
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Pictures of Life in England and America: Prose and Poetry

Dean Dudley - England - 1851 - 252 pages
...scriptural idea, " earn thy bread by the sweat of thy brow," and also that maxim of Poor Richard, to wit : " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.'' Sunday in Yankeedom. We were astonished at the strictness with which Yankees observe the sabbath. Their...
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the cottage gardener: a practical guide in every department of horticulture ...

george w. johnson - 1851
...So we may conclude that the old adage is as fresh as ever in its application to labour matters— " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive." We will now proceed to discuss the ordinary dungbed cucumber culture, for, doubtless, many of our readers...
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Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons

Ik Marvel - American fiction - 1851 - 286 pages
...only quotation by the by, that the old gentleman ever makes — that couplet of Poor Richard : — He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. The Squire has been in his day, connected more or less intimately with Turn-pike enterprise, which...
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Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on ...

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft - Indians of North America - 1851 - 719 pages
...I now see that, although I have observed one of them in nine cases, I missed it in the tenth: — " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold, or drive." I trusted, in the fall, that I could safely look on, and see ter accomplished. As to the mines, they...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1851 - 304 pages
...again, 'Three removes are as bad as a fire ;' and again, 'Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee ;\and again, 'If you would have your business done, go; if not, fencr.' And again, "He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.' And again,...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 1

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1852 - 747 pages
...morning, or plods his wearier way homeward at night, than those well-remembered words of Poor Richard : " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive." He may rejoice — we may all rejoice, that so little temptationis held out to accumulated capital...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1835-1851

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1852
...morning, or plods his wearier way homeward at night, than those well-remembered words of Poor Richard : " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive." He may rejoice — we may all rejoice, that so little temptation is held out to accumulated capital...
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A Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1852 - 552 pages
...him, God appears infinitely wise and good. [See 12, 30, 830.] 9. ACCUMULATING, THRIVING. Franklin. He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. A good way to thrive, is to prune off needless wants. Ed. Our Saviour pronounced a reward to the servants...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1835-1851

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1852
...morning, or plods his wearier way homeward at night, than those well-remembered words of Poor Richard : " He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive." He may rejoice — we may all rejoice, that so little temptation is held out to accumulated capital...
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Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons

Donald Grant Mitchell - 1852 - 286 pages
...connection,—(,he only quotation by the by, that the old gentleman ever makes—that couplet of Poor Richard :— He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. The Squire has been in his day, connected more or less intimately with Turn-pike enterprise, which...
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