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" I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation. "
Notes and Queries - Page 148
1879
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The political works of Andrew Fletcher, esq; [of Saltoun.]

Andrew Fletcher - England - 1732 - 448 pages
...were of no great confequence. I faid, I knew a very wife man' fo much of Sir Chr — 's fentiment, that he , believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who fliould make the laws of a nation. And • we find that moft of the antient legiflators thought .they...
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The political works of Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher - 1732
...laft were of no great confequence. I faid, I knew a very wife man fo much of Sir Chr — 's fentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who fliould make the laws of a nation. And we find that moft of the antient legiflators thought they could...
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Political Disquisitions; Or, An Enquiry Into Public Errors, Defects, and ...

James Burgh - Great Britain - 1775
...defence of the ftate, to {hews and plays, by which the people were enervated. t A very wife man faid, he believed, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who made the laws of a nation. The antient Jegiflators did not pretend to reform the manners or the people...
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London Review of English and Foreign Literature

William Kenrick - Bibliography - 1776
...defence of the ńato, to ˇlicv. » an! plays by which the people were enervated. ' A very wife man faid, he believed, if a man were permitted to * make all the. ballads, he need not care wh,o made thc laws of,.» « nation. The ancient legiflators did not pretend to reform the nain» 4 ners...
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An historical rhapsody on Mr. Pope

Thomas Tyers - 1782 - 143 pages
...interlocutors in Fletcher of Saltoun's cele' brated Converfation-piece, feems not to be quite a rant, that, " if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who mould make the laws of a nation ;" for manners controul laws. Though it has been faid of this opera...
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A reply to the Essay on population, by the rev. T.R. Malthus, in a series of ...

Thomas Robert Malthus, William Hazlitt - 1807 - 378 pages
...any " thing without a license ; and all immoral " writings were prohibited. A very wise man* " said he believed, if a man were permitted ** to make all the ballads, he need not care who " made the laws of a nation. The ancient le" gislators did not pretend to reform the man" hers of the...
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A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1807 - 378 pages
...any " thing without a license ; and all immoral " writings were prohibited. A very wise man* " said he believed, if a man were permitted *' to make all the ballads, he need not care who " made the laws of a nation. The-encient le" gislators did not pretend to reform the nran" ners of...
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A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1807 - 378 pages
...any *' thing without a license ; and all immoral " writings were prohibited. A very wise man* " said he believed, if a man were permitted " to make all the ballads, he need not care who " made the laws of a nation. The ancient le" gislators did not pretend to reform the man" ners of ,...
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The Spectator, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...that he was mistaken. No. 502. (a) " I knew (says Mr. Fletcher) a Very wise man who believed, that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." (b) PS to Spectator, in folio. — There are, in the play of the Self-Tormentor of Terence, several...
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An Account of the American Antiquarian Society, Incorporated, Oct. 24, 1812 ...

American Antiquarian Society - 1813 - 32 pages
...recompense. The remark of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, that "he knew a very wise man who believed that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation," is familiar to all students of English literature. To whom in this remark, sometimes erroneously ascribed...
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