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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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Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 366 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...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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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 1

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...horse 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...Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of the times ? Won't these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to pay them ? What would...
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The Fifth Reader

Readers, American - 1905 - 468 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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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 1

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...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 Masterpieces and the History of Literature

1902
...so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must been gratified by an incident I am going to relate...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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The Scrap Book, Volume 3

1907
...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 would...
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American Wit and Humor, Volume 1

Joel Chandler Harris - American wit and humor - 1907
...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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Elson Grammar School Readers: Books 1-4, Book 4

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Basal reading instruction - 1909
...others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you. 5 I stopped my horse, lately, where a great number of...white locks: "Pray, Father Abraham, what think you 10 of the times ? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country ? How shall we ever be able to...
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Elson Grammar School Reader: Book four

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - Readers - 1909 - 392 pages
...others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you. SI stopped my horse, lately, where a great number of...white locks: "Pray, Father Abraham, what think you 10 of the times? Will not these heavy taxes quite ruin the country? How shall we ever be able to pay...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 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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