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of the late

Doctor Benjamin Franklin:

Consisting of
HIS LIFE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF,

together with
Essays, Humorous, Moral &:Literary,
Chiefly in the Manner of

THE SPECTATOR.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL, II,

L O N D ON:
Prihted for G.G.J. and J. ROBINSON,

Pater-noster Row.

1793.

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PRE FAC E.

The volumes that are here presented to the Public, consist of two parts: the Life of Dr. Franklin ; and a Collection of Miscellaneous Effays, the work of that author.

It is already known to many, that Dr. Franklin amused himfelf, towards the close of his life, with writing memoirs of his own history. These memoirs were brought down to the

year 1757. Together with some other manuscripts they were left behind him at his death, and were confidered as constituting a part of his pofthumous property. It is a little extraordinary that, under these circumstances, interesting as they are, from the celebrity of the character of which they treat, and from the critical situation of the present times, they hould so long have been with-held from the Public: A translation of them appeared in France - near two years ago, coming down to b

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