The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author
Childs & Peterson, 1840
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
able accept acquainted affairs affectionately America answer appear arrival August believe called commerce concerning Congress constitution continue copy dear friend DEAR SIR December desire doubt effect enclosed England enjoy esteem Europe expect favor February France FRANKLIN give given hand happy hear honor hope important interest January John July June kind King late leave letter liberty live London March means ment mention ministers nature never November obliged Observations obtain October opinion pain Paris Passy peace perhaps persons Philadelphia pleased pleasure present printed probably reason received regard respect seems sent September sincere Society soon suppose taken thanks thing thought tion Translation treaty United VIII wish write written
Seite 205 - The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments ' and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England, together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches ; and the form or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons.
Seite 61 - I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more like a turkey. For, in truth, the turkey is, in comparison, a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
Seite 62 - He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a /r^/coat on.
Seite 82 - This advice, thus beat into my head, has frequently been of use to me; and I often think of it, when I see pride mortified, and misfortunes brought upon people by their carrying their heads too high.
Seite 172 - Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist. And, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine ; hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected.
Seite 408 - 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 280 - I shall only give you my opinion, that, though your reasonings are subtile, and may prevail with some readers, you will not succeed so as to change the general sentiments of mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn upon yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit to others. He that spits against the wind, spits in his own face.
Seite 457 - A True State of the Proceedings in the Parliament of Great Britain, and in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, Relative to the Giving and Granting the Money of the People of that Province, and of all America, in the House of Commons, in which they are not represented.