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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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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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Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the ..., Band 1

United States. Bureau of Education - 1903
...morals, which, '•fitvrere known, would make me ridiculous; that a perfect character might be а'^п'Ы with the inconvenience of being envied and hated; and that a benevolent nun should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance. In rath. 1 found myself...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Now First Printed in England from ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 314 Seiten
...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...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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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1905
...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 a...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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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Band 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 439 Seiten
...that he found order with regard to places for things, papers, etc., extremely difficult 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." William Alexander was so much impressed by Franklin's carelessness with regard...
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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 Seiten
...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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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 Seiten
...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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The Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration ...

1906 - 113 Seiten
...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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1906 - 183 Seiten
...that such extream nicety ft as I exacted of myself might be a kind of foppery in morals, I \ which, if it were known, would make me ridiculous; that ,...character might be attended with the inconvenience ^_< of being envied and hated ; and that a benevolent man should ; allow_a few faults in himself, to...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 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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