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" I stopped my horse lately where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain, clean, old man,... "
Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight - Page 240
by Half hours - 1856
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - American prose literature - 1779 - 567 pages
...auction of merchants goods. The hour of the fale not being come, they were converfing en the badnefs of the times ; and one of the company called to a...Pray, Father Abraham, what think ' you of the times ? Will not thefe heavy taxes * quite ruin the country ? How (hall we ever be [* Dr. Franklin, as I...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 62

1780
...auction of merchants goods. The hour of the falc not being come, they were cbnverfing on the badnefs of the times ; and one of the company called to a...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Will not thefe heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How fhall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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the monthly review or literary journal: from january to june, inclusive,. m ...

several hands - 1780
...auction of merchants goods. The hour of the fa le not being come, they were converfing on the badnefs of the times ; and one of the company called to a...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times I Will not thefe heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How fhall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 62

Books - 1780
...merchants goods. The hour of the falc not being come, they were converfing on the badncfs of the times j and one of the company called to a plain, clean Old...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Will not thefe heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How (hall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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The Bee: Or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, Volume 1

James Anderson - Scotland - 1791
...VOL. I, Q of merchants goods. The hour of fale not being come, they were converfing on the badnefs of the times ; and one of the company called to a...Pray, father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Won't thefe heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How (hall \ve be ever able to pay them ? What wdSffiTyou...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...author so ^great pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times; and one of the company called...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...auflion of merchants' goods. The hour of the fale not being come, they were converfing on the badnefs of the times ; and one of the company called to a...Pray, father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not thofe heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? how fhall we be ever able to pay them ? What would...
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...repeating those wise sentences, !• have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge then how much I have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate...great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come.|Jigr. (Wei K •e&Byersuig on the bad 2 fKELiMiNARY...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...an author so much pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...horse, lately where a great number of people were collect, ed at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of sale hot being come, they were conversing...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...author so great pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...merchants goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they * Dr. Franklin, as I have been made to understand, for many years published tin. Picnsylvania Almanack,...
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