The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including the Private as Well as the Official and Scientific Correspondence Together with the Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography, Band 12

G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1904

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Seite 224 - 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.
Seite 163 - God grant that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man, may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say, This is my country!
Seite 186 - I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some Doubts as to his Divinity; tho...
Seite 56 - The practice of robbing merchants on the high seas, a remnant of the ancient piracy, though it may be accidentally beneficial to particular persons, is far from being profitable to all engaged in it, or to the nation that authorizes it.
Seite 161 - Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.* Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy, 13 Nov.
Seite 132 - Their support is founded in the depravity of such minds, as have not been mended by religion, nor improved by good education; "There is a Lust in Man no charm can tame, Of loudly publishing his Neighbour's Shame." Hence; "On Eagle's Wings immortal Scandals fly, While virtuous Actions are but born and die.
Seite 79 - To form their style, they should be put on writing letters to each other, making abstracts of what they read, or writing the same things in their own words; telling or writing stories lately read, in their own expressions.
Seite 200 - Franklin is dead ! The genius, that freed America and poured a flood of light over Europe, has returned to the bosom of the Divinity. " The sage whom two worlds claim as their own, the man for whom the history of science and the history of empires contend with each other, held, without doubt, a high rank in the human race.
Seite 187 - PS Had not your College some Present of Books from the King of France? Please to let me know, if you had an Expectation given you of more, and the Nature of that Expectation? I have a Reason for the Enquiry.
Seite 182 - I received the letter you did me the honor of writing to me, and am much obliged by your kind present of a book.

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