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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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The Play Theory of Mass Communication

William Stephenson - 1964 - Počet stránok 225
...style of music, he averred, could upset a state. The poet Fletcher is often quoted to the same effect: "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Happily, nothing is as simple as this. Yet music, drama, and art, whether high or low, make one feel...
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Records, Zväzok 7

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - 1904
...Scotch republican of two centuries ago, Andrew Fletcher: " 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." Indeed, who is there among us that can repeat the language of any law? and who that cannot repeat multitudes...
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Songs, Odes, Glees, and Ballads: A Bibliography of American Presidential ...

William Miles - 1990 - Počet stránok 264
...intelligence of free men. By repeating in their songsters the old statement by Andrew Fletcher that "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation," the Whigs showed "a want of confidence in the intelligence of the people." After all, argued the Democrats,...
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Andrew Fletcher: Political Works

Andrew Fletcher - 1997 - Počet stránok 243
...Earl, this last were of no great consequence. I said, I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr-'s sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. And we find that most of the antient legislators thought they could not well reform the manners of...
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The Musical Quarterly

Oscar George Sonneck - 1924 - Počet stránok 734
...hours to strengthening or exhilarating strains. A wise friend of Fletcher of Saltoun remarked that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. In a manner somewhat similar, one might assert that the chronicles of a nation, or a community, are...
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Robin Hood: The Shaping of the Legend

Jeffrey L. Singman, Jeffrey L. Forgeng - 1998 - Počet stránok 208
...Henslowe 's Diary, 83, 84, 99. Vain Tales of Robin Hood I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Cbr-'s sentiment that he believed if a man were permitted...need not care who should make the laws of a nation. — Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, "An Account of a Conversation Concerning a Right to Regulation of Governments"...
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Consuming Environments: Television and Commercial Culture

Mike Budd, Steve Craig, Clay Steinman, Clayton M. Steinman - 1999 - Počet stránok 252
...a letter to the marquis of Montrose, the earl of Rothes, "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." Today it's television that makes "all the ballads." It comes into the home where the child is born....
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Television and Its Viewers: Cultivation Theory and Research

Jim Shanahan, James Shanahan, Shanahan James, Michael Morgan - 1999 - Počet stránok 267
...transactions (Fisher, 1984). Gerbner often quotes Scottish patriot Andrew Fletcher's observation that "If a man were permitted to make all the ballads,...need not care who should make the laws of a nation." Such a romantic notion is not easily testable, but that makes it no less compelling. The stories of...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - Počet stránok 1136
...théâtre 31 May 1913 Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun ifSss 1716 Scottish patriot anil anti-Unionist 22 Ifa man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation. 'An Account of a Conversation concerning a Right Regulation of Government for the Good of Mankind....
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Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and ...

Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Stefanie Lethbridge - 2000 - Počet stránok 347
...(remembered for his arguing against the 1707 Act of Union) who wrote that he "knew a very wise man [who] believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation"."6 There is talk now of having the new Scottish Parliament's interior carved with a selection...
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