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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. "
Annual Burns Chronicle and Club Directory - Strana 56
1897
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Zväzok 84

1858 - Počet stránok 798
...Мизэтгм, EDINBURGH, Stptmber, 1858. [Ott. ТНК BALLAD POETRY OF SCOTLAND AND OF IRELAND.* " IF a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...not care who should make the laws of a nation." This is a saying which has often been cited, not always quite so accurately, perhaps, as on the present...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Zväzok 2

Abraham Mills - 1858
...and others, erroneously ascribed to the Earl of Chatham : ' I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation! The newspapers may be said to have supplanted the ballads ; yet during the late war between England...
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Curiosities of Literature, Zväzok 2

Isaac Disraeli - 1858 - Počet stránok 576
...bard, of the Southeys for their hearts, and the Moores for their verse. Fletcher of Saltoun said, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make all the laws of a nation." The character of a people is preserved in their national songs. "God save...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Zväzok 113

1861
...imaginary interlocutor in his Account of a Conversation concerning a Right Regulation of Government) ' that he believed, if a man were permitted to ' make...need not care who should make the 'laws of a nation.' But the adage, with all its smartness, is a very deceitful one. A curious essay might be written to...
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The Edinburgh Review, Zväzok 113

1861
...imaginary interlocutor in his Account of a Conversation concerning a Right Regulation of Government) ' that he believed, if a man were permitted to ' make...the ballads, he need not care who should make the ' lawa of a nation.' But the adage, with all its smartness, is a very deceitful one. A curious essay...
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Literary Recreations of a Sheep-farmer

Lawrence Anderson - 1864 - Počet stránok 196
...song excites the patriotic sentiment. He was a wise man, and knew the national feeling well, who said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." The writer of national songs, therefore, confers a benefit upon his country, and a debt of gratitude...
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The Harvard Magazine, Zväzok 2

1856
...poetry of America. " I knew," wrote old Fletcher of Saltoun, " a very wise man, that believed that, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws, of a nation." If this be true, neither Whittier nor his friends need doubt much the result of their labors, as the...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - Počet stránok 480
...Andronicus. Ad. fin. 1. ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. 1653-1716. I knew a very wise man that believed that, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, the Earl of Bathes, etc. ISAAC NEWTON. 1642-1727. I seem to have...
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The Dublin Review, Zväzok 4;Zväzok 56

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1865 - Počet stránok 634
...speakers were particularly prone to the quotation of that strange saying of Fletcher of Saltoun — " If a man were permitted to make all the Ballads, he need not care who should make the Laws of a country." It has been the destiny of Young Ireland to make and to administer the laws of other countries...
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Curiosities of Literature, Zväzok 2

Isaac Disraeli - 1866 - Počet stránok 572
...patriotic bard, of the Southeys for their hearts, and the Moores for their verse. Fletcher of Saltoun said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make all the laws of a nation." The character of a people is preserved in their national songs. "God save...
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