From Boyhood to Manhood, Life of Benjamin Franklin

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Hurst, 1889 - 497 páginas
 

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Página 450 - Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men...
Página 454 - I have lived, Sir, a long time ; and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that GOD govern! in the affairs of men.
Página 201 - I conceive or apprehend a thing to be so and so ; it appears to me, or I should think it so or so, for such and such reasons; or / imagine it to be so; or it is so, if I am not mistaken. This habit, I believe, has been of great advantage to me when I have had occasion to inculcate my opinions, and persuade men into measures that I have been from time to time engaged in promoting...
Página 154 - In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality ; that is, waste neither time nor money ', but make the best use of both.
Página 455 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Página 197 - Tragedy, and contained an account of the drowning of Captain Worthilake, with his two daughters : the other was a sailor's song, on the taking of Teach (or Blackbeard) the pirate.
Página 80 - Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; — and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: — for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again; — he was lost, and is found.
Página 76 - The most trifling actions that affect a man's credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning, or nine at night, heard by a creditor, makes him easy six months longer; but, if he sees you at a billiard -table, or hears your voice at a tavern, when you should be at work, he sends for his money the next day ; demands it, before he can receive it, in a lump.
Página 454 - In the Beginning of the Contest with Britain, when we were sensible of Danger, we had daily Prayers in this Room for the Divine Protection. Our Prayers, Sir, were heard ; — and they were graciously answered.
Página 200 - While I was intent on improving my language, I met with an English grammar (I think it was Greenwood's), at the end of which there were two little sketches of the arts of rhetoric and logic, the latter finishing with a specimen of a dispute in the Socratic method; and soon after I procured Xenophon's Memorable Things of Socrates, wherein there are many instances of the same method.

Sobre o autor (1889)

Author William Makepeace Thayer was born in Franklin, Massachusetts on February 23, 1820. He graduated from Brown in 1843, studied theology, and was a pastor at the orthodox Congregational church in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1849 to 1857. Due to throat trouble, he left the church in 1858 and decided to focus on literary work. He wrote numerous religious and juvenile books including The Bobbin Boy; The Pioneer Boy; From Log-Cabin to the White House; Tact, Push, and Principle; From Pioneer Home to the White House; and From Tannery to the White House. He died in 1898.

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