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" ... a speckled ax was best." For something that pretended to be reason was every now and then suggesting to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which if it were known would make me ridiculous; that... "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Seite 331
1818
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Band 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...to me that such extream nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that...envied and hated ; and that a benevolent man should allow7 a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. In truth, I found myself incorrigible...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Notes and a Sketch of Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1886 - 238 Seiten
...extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery m morals, which,H~ it weriTaiown, "would make me ridiculous ; that a perfect character...inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a bgnevoI lent man should allow a few faidts in himself, to keep ' li^s friends in countenance. In" Li'ulh,...
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Ben Hardin: His Times and Contemporaries, with Selections from His Speeches

Lucius P. Little - 1887 - 640 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that...faults in himself to keep his friends in countenance, "f 0 See Appendix, note h'. f Franklin's Autobiography. CHAPTER XXXVII. CLOSE OF PUBLIC LIFE. TFIE...
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Some Verdicts of History Reviewed

William Stebbing - 1887 - 416 Seiten
...attention to each of the virtues successively." Order he found the hardest of all the virtues to acquire. " In truth, I found myself incorrigible with respect...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it." Humility was another difficult virtue. But, writes Franklin, " though I cannot...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 311 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But, on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so...
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Lessons from the Life of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 1891 - 120 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But, on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. (Complete)

Benjamin Franklin - 1892 - 192 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous ; that...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it.1 But, on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so...
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Circular[s] of Information, Band 18,Ausgaben 1-2

United States. Office of Education - 1892
...to mo that such extremo nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a...incorrigible with respect to order; and now I am grown older and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. Had Franklin had a keener appetite for...
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Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania

Francis Newton Thorpe - 1893 - 450 Seiten
...to me that such extreme nicety as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a...with the inconvenience of being envied and hated, aud that a benevolent man should allow a few fanlts in himself to keep his friends in countenance....
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1895 - 287 Seiten
...might be a kind of foppery in morals, which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that a perfeet character might be attended with the inconvenience...now I am grown old, and my memory bad, I feel very sensibly the want of it. But on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious...
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