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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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Treasurer's Report ...: Also, Reports of the Selectmen; the Trustees of the ...

Brookline (Mass.) - 1872 - Počet stránok 830
...primarily, the cultivation of the memory. I quite agree with Fletcher in thinking him a wise man who said " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. " There is, in the saying, a great deal of philosophy worth our attention. I would not, however, be...
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Literature, Art and Song: Moore's Melodies and American Poems

Thomas Moore - 1872 - Počet stránok 516
...CRITICAL REVIEW LYRIC POETS. " I knew a very wise man who lielieved that, if a man were permitted 10 make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Andrew fTetclter of Saltoun. So, nearly two centuries ago, wrote a sagacious Scottish Statesman. The...
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The Roxburghe Ballads, Zväzok 1

Charles Hindley - 1873 - Počet stránok 562
...STRAND, wc, AND 185, FLEET STREET, EC 1873. y >•• £• " 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." Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653-1716). ' WSRgHE Collection of Ancient Songs and Ballads, written on...
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The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the ..., Zväzok 7

John Hill Burton - 1873 - Počet stránok 488
...beloved. It was an eminent and popular Scotsman who first uttered the judgment, so often repeated, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." In literature of this kind Scotland is peculiarly affluent. The ballad poetry of Scotland may now be...
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Our New Masters, Zväzok 25

Thomas Wright ("the journeyman engineer.") - 1873 - Počet stránok 392
...tree, Knowledge of good and evil is from thee." COWPEE. " T 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." So wrote that bold and intelligent seventeenth-century politician, Andrew Fletcher of Saltown, in a...
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Perry & co's monthly illustrated price current, Zväzok 9

Perry and co, ltd - 1876
...resort will be had to criminal." Fletcher, of Saltoun, in his "Conversations on Government," said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make all the laws of the nation." These words contain a very profound truth, which, though disputed by superficial...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - Počet stránok 798
...Orphan. Act iii. Sc. I. 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 Rothes, eh. 1 Cf. Gray, The Bard, Part i. St. 3. ISAAC...
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Thirty-sixth (Thirty-seventh) annual report, together with the annual report ...

Massachusetts board of educ - 1874
...primarily, the cultivation of the memory. I -quite agree with Fletcher in thinking him a wise man who said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." There is in the saying a great deal of philosophy worth our attention. I would not, however, be understood...
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The Ballads and Songs of Scotland: In View of Their Influence on the ...

John Clark Murray - 1874 - Počet stránok 234
...their Popularity 178 INDEX 199 GLOSSARY 203 INTRODUCTION. " 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." — FLETCHER OF SALTOUN, in a Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, etc. IT is desirable that the reader...
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The Dublin review, Zväzok 24

1875
...progress of Roman Catholicity in this country. It was once said by an acute observer of human nature, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." We might say also, Give us the externals of a nation's worship, and we will tell you its religion....
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