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" Friends," says he, and Neighbours, "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 discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed... "
The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol - Seite 95
herausgegeben von - 1813
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 784 Seiten
...discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice aa much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride,...However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may he done for us ; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says. " It would be thought a...
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Bände 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - 1903
...discharge them ; but we have 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 mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - 1986 - 430 Seiten
...heavy and enervating as those that they impose upon themselves. "We are taxed," he tells them, "twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our...cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement." 47 The point that he wishes to make is that this form of self-taxation is going on without most of...
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The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

James L. Huston - 1999 - 336 Seiten
...Helper's Impending Crisis Dissected (Philadelphia, 1860), 58. before still applied: "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly."51 Southerners readily acceded to the necessity of cultivating the middle-class virtues of thrift,...
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Lessons from Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur

Trevor A. Kletz - 1993 - 183 Seiten
...easily discharge them; but we have 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...taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. ' (The original is quoted in Economic Briefing. September 1992. No 4, 7 (HM Treasury)) Many primitive...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...easily discharge them; but we have 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...done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...easily discharge them; but we have 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...done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733. It would be thought a hard Government that should tax its...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly ..." Father Abraham continues with a special emphasis upon the wasting of time. He notes that none...
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Little Gems of Wisdom: Advice from Grandpa

J. D. Kroft - 2000 - 308 Seiten
...those laid by the government were the only ones, we might easily discharge them. But we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our...taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. —Benjamin Franklin ACHING —A/so see Government Your example means much more than your instruction....
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Duh!: The Stupid History of the Human Race

Bob Fenster - 2000 - 288 Seiten
...thunderstorms, advised people who complained about the government imposing taxes that "we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." Following Franklin's formula, the wise man would choose idleness over pride or folly as his preferred...
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