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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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Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters

John Bach McMaster - Authors, American - 1887 - 293 pages
...sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by au incident I am going to relate to you. I stopped my...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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THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

W & R CHAMBERS - 1887
...lately where a great 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...with white locks: ' Pray, father Abraham, what think ye of the times ? Won't these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we be ever able to pay...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...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...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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Papers on Indian Reform: Sanitary, Material, Social, Moral and Religious

Brahma-samaj - 1889
...I stopped my horse lately where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchant's goods. The hour of the sale not being come, they were...the company called to a plain, clean old man with fbite locks, ' Pray, Father Abraham, what think yon of the times ? Will not these heavy taxes quite...
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Masterpieces of American Literature: Franklin, Irving, Bryant, Webster ...

John Kneeland, Henry Nathan Wheeler - American literature - 1891 - 462 pages
...repeating those sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were collected at a vendue of merchant's goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...where a great nnmber of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods. The hour of the tale not being come, they were conversing on the badness..."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 would...
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Literature of the revolutionary period,1765-1787

Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson - American literature - 1894
...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...and one of the company called to a plain, clean old m .n, with white locks, " Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Will not these heavy...
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Hazen's Fourth Reader

Marshman William Hazen - Readers - 1895 - 420 pages
...pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...lately where a great number of people were collected at a vendue of merchant goods. The hour of sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 15

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...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...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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Readers - 1896 - 206 pages
...reading those wise sentences, I have sometimes quoted myself with great gravity. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going...the sale not being come, they were conversing on the br.dness of the times ; and one of the company called to a plain, clean old man with white locks, "Pray,...
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