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" A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees, as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think 'Tis day, and will never be night... "
Enquire within upon everything [by R.K. Philp. Wanting sheet L]. - Page 128
by Robert Kemp Philp - 1856
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Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces: Arranged Under the ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1779 - 567 pages
...formerly defpifed, but who, through induftry and frugality, have maintained their (landing ; in which cafe it appears plainly, that " A ploughman on his legs...higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftatc left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think...
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The Prose Epitome: Or, Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining ...

English literature - 1792 - 456 pages
...formerly defpilVd, but who, through inihiltrv and frugality, have maintained their finding: in which cafe it appears plainly, that " A ploughman on his legs...higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftate left them, which they knew not the gctrity uf; they rlihik...
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
... By these, and other extravagancies, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to borrow ot those whom they formerly despised, but who, through...on his knees," as Poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think " It is day, and...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...formerly defpifed, but who, through induftry and frugality, have maintained their Handing ; in which cafe it appears plainly, that, "A ploughman on his legs...higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had я final! ellate loft them, which they knew not the getting of; they think...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...through icduftry and frugality, have maintained their {landing ; in which cafe it appears plainK-, that, "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eAate left them, which they knew net the getting of; they think...
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The Immortal Mentor: Or, Man's Unerring Guide to a Healthy, Wealthy, and ...

Mason Locke Weems - History - 2012 - 338 pages
...formerly defpifed, but who, thro' induftry and frugality, have maintained their ftanding ; in which cafe it appears plainly, that a ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentlemaa on his knees," as Poor Richard fays. Perhaps they have had a fmall eftate left them, which...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - Self-Help - 1820 - 30 pages
...Dick says, ' For one poor person, there are an hundred indigent." By these, and other extravagancies, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to...higher than a gentleman on his knees,' as poor Richard savs. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; 'They think...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...the conveniences : and yet, only because they look pretty, how many want to have them ! By these and other extravagances the genteel are reduced to...on his knees," as poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think "It is day, and will...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...yet, only because they look. pretty, how many want to have them ? By these and other extravagancies, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to...on his knees," as poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think " it is day, and...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...yet, only because they look pretty, how many want to have them ? By these and other extravagancies, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to...on his knees," as poor Richard says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of; they think " it js day, and...
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