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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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... The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and a Sketch of Franklin's Life ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1896
...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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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Band 15

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...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 a...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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and a Sketch of Franklin's Life from ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1896 - 253 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...benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keej his friends in countenancej In truth, I found myself incorrigible with respect to Order ; and...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and a Sketch of Franklin's Life from ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1896 - 253 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...hated; and that a benevolent man should allow a few faidts in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. In truth, I found myself incorrigible with respect...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...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 a...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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Selections from Autobiography: Poor Richard's Almanac, Advice to a Young ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1899 - 178 Seiten
...me that such 95 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, tho' I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 Seiten
...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...of being envied and hated ; and that a benevolent _man should allow a few faults in himself to keep his friends in countenance. In truth, I found myself...
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Pamphlets on Biography, Band 17

1901
...almost ready to give up the attempt, and content myself with a faulty character in that respect. . 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. But, on the whole, though I never arrived at the perfection I had been so...
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A Multitude of Counsellors: Being a Collection of Codes, Precepts and Rules ...

Josephus Nelson Larned - 1901 - 499 Seiten
...interfered ; but I always carried my little book with me. My scheme of ORDER gave me the most trouble. . . . 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. But, on the whole, tho' I never arrived at the perfection I had been so ambitious...
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A Reader's History of American Literature

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton - 1903 - 327 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" It is amusing to notice in this connection that " Order " stands third among...
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