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" 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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ... - Page 338
1826 - 407 pages
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1849 - 304 pages
...an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as one that settled be.* 41 And again, 'Three removes are as bad as a fire;' and...and thy shop will keep thee ;' and again, 'If you won Id have your business done, go; if not, •end.' And again, 'He that by the plough would thrive,...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 2

Robert Kemp Philp - 430 pages
...not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds. Pay what you owe, And what you're worth you'll know. He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. There's nothing agrees worse, Than a prince's heart and a beggar's purse. As a man lives, so shall...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1850
...to that of the excellent old proverbs which declare " He that endureth is not overcome," and 11 Who that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive." But while our fathers had ever an eye to worldly wisdom, yet they had a thought also to the still better...
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The Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as those that settled be." And again, " Three removes are as bad as a fire ;"...would have your business done, go ; if not, send." "A little neglect may breed to great mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1851 - 304 pages
...saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve BO well as one that settled be.' *'And again, 'Three removes are as bad as a fire ;'...'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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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 - 302 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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London at table; or, How, when, and where to dine and order a dinner

1851
...needless ease ; many without labour would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock. He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive. The eye of a master will do more work than the hands of two servants ; the less you give servants to...
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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 - 794 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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