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A NATION'S IDOL

A ROMANCE

Of Franklin's Nine Years of Happiness

at the Court of France

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COLLEGE
LIBRARY

Copyright, 1904,
By HENRY ALTEMUS

Dedication

THIS BOOK

IS A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF

Benjamin Franklin

BORN IN BOSTON, JANUARY 17, 1706. DIED IN PHILADELPHIA,

APRIL 17, 1790, AGED 84 YEARS, 3 MONTHS.

SOAP - BOILER, CANDLE - DIPPER, STUDENT, PRINTER, AUTHOR,
EDITOR, POSTMASTER, MEMBER OF LEGISLATURE, COLONEI,
MEMBER OF CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, ONE OF THE
FRAMERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,
INVENTOR, SCIENTIST, PHILOSOPHER, SUCCESS-
FUL MAN OF BUSINESS, PHILANTHROPIST,
STATESMAN, DIPLOMAT, AND MEM-
BER OF THE CONVENTION THAT
FRAMED THE CONSTITU-

TION OF THE UNITED

STATES.

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