The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888 - 192 من الصفحات
 

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Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

معاينة المستخدمين  - Barbara - Goodreads

Franklin comes across as a cheerful, honest, curious man whose main desire in life is to improve himself and the world around him. I think history shows that he succeeded in that. I wish he had kept writing past 1757, but what he wrote is uplifting and enjoyable to read. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

معاينة المستخدمين  - Mary - Goodreads

Witty & practical. Also, a personal view into the lives of early Americans. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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الصفحة 231 - MR. STRAHAN, You are a member of parliament, and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. — You have begun to burn our towns, and murder our people. — Look upon your hands! — They are stained with the blood of your relations ! — You and I were long friends: — You are now my enemy, — and I am • Yours, B. FRANKLIN.
الصفحة 106 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
الصفحة 36 - Thus I went up Market Street as far as Fourth Street, passing by the door of Mr. Read, my future wife's father; when she, standing at the door, saw me, and thought I made, as I certainly did, a most awkward, ridiculous appearance.
الصفحة 22 - I thought the writing excellent, and wished if possible to imitate it. With this view I took some of the papers, and making short hints of the sentiments in each sentence, laid them by a few days, and then, without looking at the book, tried to complete the papers again, by expressing each hinted sentiment at length, and as fully as it had been expressed before, in any suitable words that should come to hand. Then I compared my Spectator...
الصفحة 238 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
الصفحة 104 - My intention being to acquire the habitude of all these virtues, I judged it would be well not to distract my attention by attempting the whole at once but to fix it on one of them at a time, and when I should be master of that, then to proceed to another, and so on till I should have gone thro
الصفحة 26 - My brother had, in 1720 or 1721, begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America, and was called the New England Courant. The only one before it was the Boston...
الصفحة 23 - ... same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different sound for the rhyme, would have laid me under a constant necessity of searching for variety, and also have tended to fix that variety in my mind, and make me master of it. Therefore I took some of the tales and turned them into verse; and, after a time, when I had pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again.
الصفحة 98 - Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men...
الصفحة 31 - My son at Philadelphia has lately lost his principal hand, Aquila Rose, by death; if you go thither, I believe he may employ you." Philadelphia was one hundred miles further; I set out, however, in a boat for Amboy, leaving my chest and things to follow me round by sea. In crossing the bay, we met with a squall that tore our rotten sails to pieces, prevented our getting into the Kill, and drove us upon Long Island.

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