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" I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr — '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. "
The political works of Andrew Fletcher, esq; [of Saltoun.] - Страница 372
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The Political Works of Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher - 1737 - 448 страници
...all manner of lewdnefs by infamous ballads fung in every corner of the ftreets. One would think, /aid the Earl, this laft were of no great confequence....permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who fhould make the laws of a nation. And we find that moft of the antient legiflators thought they could...

Political Disquisitions; Or, An Enquiry Into Public Errors, Defects, and ...

James Burgh - 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...

London Review of English and Foreign Literature

William Kenrick - 1776
...defence of the ñato, to ¡licv. » 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...

An historical rhapsody on Mr. Pope

Thomas Tyers - 1782 - 143 страници
...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...

A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - 1807 - 378 страници
...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...

A reply to the Essay on population, by the rev. T.R. Malthus, in a series of ...

Thomas Robert Malthus, William Hazlitt - 1807 - 378 страници
...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...

A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - 1807 - 378 страници
...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 ,...

An Account of the American Antiquarian Society, Incorporated, Oct. 24, 1812 ...

American Antiquarian Society - 1813 - 32 страници
...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...

The pocket encyclopedia of Scottish, English, and Irish songs, selected from ...

Scottish songs - 1816
...for bis profound wisdom and exalted independence, 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 lav, s, of a nation." This remark is undoubtedly expressive of the author's conviction,...

Blackwood's Magazine, Том 84

1858
...of no great consequence." I said, " 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." Such are the circumstances under which this aphorism was uttered...




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