Friday’s Piece

“Friends and neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on us by the Government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us.”

(Benjamin Franklin, 1706 – 1790)

John Lentell

26th July, 1969

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