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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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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - Počet stránok 890
...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, etc. 1 Compare Gray, The Bard, Part i. St. 3....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Zväzok 1

Thomas Percy - 1876 - Počet stránok 572
...the ballad was a song sung while the singers were dancing. When Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun wrote, " I knew a very wise man, so much of Sir Christopher's...need not care who should make the laws of a nation," he referred to the popular songs of the people, but, in point of fact, a nation makes its own ballads,...
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A History of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1876 - Počet stránok 578
...Anne. His writings were chiefly in the form of political tracts. He is the author of the saying, " If a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Mits. MANLEY (1724), in the reign of Anne, was a dramatist, novelist, ami political writer, popular,...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - Počet stránok 768
...that others may be decorated with their feathers. FEI.LTHAM. 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. By the original law of nations, war and extirpation were the punishment of injury....
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GOOD WORDS

DONALD MACLEOD, D.D - 1876 - Počet stránok 982
...this connection, Fletcher of Saltoun's famous saying about " 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," had more of profound truth and lorce in it ihan may be generally believed. Some comparatively very...
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The Campaign Text Book: Why the People Want a Change. The Republican Party ...

Democratic National Committee (U.S.) - 1876 - Počet stránok 754
...nor cared to comprehend, nor to have understood the gentle wisdom of Fletcher of Saltoun : ' f That if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who shoulH make the laws of a people." He never gained their respect; but, by his self-seeking, his self-promotion...
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Illiam Dhône and the Manx Rebellion, 1651: Records and ..., Zväzok 26

William Harrison - 1877 - Počet stránok 168
...of the Manx peasantry. Such is the influence of a ballad, that well might the sage of old remark, " if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Some on the Island deny Christian's guilt altogether; but there are others who are so far of a different...
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Belford's Monthly Magazine: A Magazine of Literature and Art, Zväzok 2

1877
...in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose, remarked, that he 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. He has woven this maxim into his character so strongly, and so thoroughly, that it has become a part...
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S. 1324, an Amendment to the National Security Act of 1947: Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence - 1983 - Počet stránok 129
...And history is the basis of myth in modern life. Nearly three hundred years ago Andrew Fletcher said, "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." We have gone from ballads to headlines and histories, but the interpreters of our past still affect...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel

Edwin M.. Eigner, Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth, Graham Storey - 1985 - Počet stránok 258
...11 What Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun actually wrote was: 'I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr-'s sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted...ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a ration'; An Account of a Conversation concerning a Right Regulation of Governments for the Common Good...
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