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" ... our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves,... "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 119
by John Timbs - 1829 - 360 pages
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The Monthly Review, Volume 62

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - Periodicals - 1780
...them that help themfelves," as Poor Richardfays. * It would be thought a hard government that fhnuld tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its fervice : but idlenefs taxes many of us much more ; (loth, by bringing on difeafes, abfolutely mortem...
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the monthly review or literary journal: from january to june, inclusive,. m ...

several hands - 1780
...them that help tbemfelves," as Poor Richard fays. ' It would be thought a hard government that fliould tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its fervice : but idlenefs taxes many of us much more ; iloth, by bringing on difeafes, abfolutely Shortens...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 62

Books - 1780
...them that help themfelves," as Poor Richard fays. ' It would be thought a hard government that fhnuld tax its people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in its fervice : but idlcnefs taxes many of us much more ; fioth, by bringing on difeafes, absolutely fhortens...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...that fhould tax its people one tenth part of their time, to be employed in its lervice ; but idlenefs taxes many of us much more, if we reckon all that is fpent in abfolute floth or doing of nothing, with that which is fpent in- idle employments, or amufements...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 456 pages
...that help thcmfclvcs," as Poor Richard fays. I. ' It would be thought a hard government that Ihould tax its people one-tenth part of their time to be employed in its fervicL : but idlencfs taxes many i>t us much more ; floth, by bringing on difeadfcs, a'.folutcl* fhorter.s...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...and something maybe done for us; " God helps them that help themselves," as Poor Richard says.' I. ' It would be thought a hard government that should...service ; but idleness taxes many of us much more; sloth, by brrhging on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labour...
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The Immortal Mentor, Or, Man's Unerring Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy & Happy ...

Luigi Cornaro - Conduct of life - 1802 - 321 pages
...that help themfelves," as Poor Richard fays. I. " IT would be thought a hard government that mould tax its people onetenth part of their time, to be employed in its fervice : but idlenefs taxes many of us much more ; floth, by bringing on difeafes, abfolutely Ihortens...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...done for us. ' God helps them that helps themselves,' as poor Richard says in the almanac for 1733. "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 ot us much more,...
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Select Pieces

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...government thatshould tax it's people one-tenth part of their time, to be employed in it'sservice; but idleness taxes many of us much more, if we reckon...which is spent in idle employments, or amusements which amount to nothing. Sloth, by bringing on diseases, absolutely shortens life. "Sloth, like rust,...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...and something may be done for us ; " God helps them that help themselves,'* as poor Richard-says. I. '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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