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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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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...by, the poor deluded money-hunters. There is certainly something very bewitching in the 2 c 2 pursuit were conversing on the badness of the times ; and...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...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...great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...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...number of people were collected, at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times,...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...repeating those wise sentences, I 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 ťot being come, they were conversing on the bad ness of the times;...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...auction of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the bad 1 ness of the times; and one of the company called to a plain,...'Pray, father Abraham, what think you of the times? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we be ever able to pay them ? What would...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813
...repeating those wbe sentences,. I have sometimes quoted myself with great grtvity. Judge, then, how much I have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate...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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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin...: Posthumous and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1819
...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...of the company called to a plain clean old man with 1 The origin and intent of this popular piece is fully explained by Dr. Franklin in the Memoirs of...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...profit. vOL. IF pleasure as to find his works respectfully qnoted by others. Jndge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...where a great number of people were collected, at an anction of merchants' goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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A Father's Gift to His Son, on His Becoming an Apprentice: To which is Added ...

Apprentices - 1821 - 140 pages
...author so much 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...conversing on the badness • of the times; and one of the compa-jjjiy called to a plain, clean, old man, with white locks, " Fray, Father Abraham, what thi^t...
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A Father's Gift to His Son, on His Becoming an Apprentice: To which is Added ...

Apprentices - 1821 - 140 pages
...have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you. I stopped my horse, lately, where a 9* great number of people were collected at an auction...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Will not those heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ? What...
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