A Book of Gems Choice selections from the writings of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

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Giving up Principles 397
Glorying in the Cross of Christ 439

Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart 15
Hear ye Him 123
How a Preacher may Stand Fair 281
How the Cause of Reformation was Advanced 391
How the World Regards Dancers 297
Household Baptisms 433

Imperfect Medium for a Perfect Revelation 482
Individuality after Death 369
Infant Sin—Infant Salvation 108
Influence of the Dance 245
Innovations in the Church of Christ 413
In Season and out of Season 38

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Text Comparison with Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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[Illustration: Pages 1 and 4 of The Pennsylvania Gazette, the first number after Franklin took control.
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" Gibbon and Hume, the great British historians, who were contemporaries of Franklin, express in their autobiographies the same feeling about the propriety of just self-praise.
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I suppose now that I was rather lucky in my judges, and that perhaps they were not really so very good ones as I then esteem'd them.
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which describes the descent of a Deity.
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Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates.
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Whitefield with the idea of building an Orphan House there, in which they might be supported and educated.
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Many of them use a Germanized English.
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"That the mud, when rak'd up, be not left in heaps to be spread abroad again by the wheels of carriages and trampling of horses, but that the scavengers be provided with bodies of carts, not plac'd high upon wheels, but low upon sliders, with lattice bottoms, which, being cover'd with straw, will retain the mud thrown into them, and permit the water to drain from it, whereby it will become much lighter, water making the greatest part of its weight; these bodies of carts to be plac'd at convenient distances, and the mud brought to them in wheelbarrows; they remaining where plac'd till the mud is drain'd, and then horses brought to draw them away.
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, and to draw on the treasury of Great Britain for the expense, which was afterwards to be refunded by an act of Parliament laying a tax on America.
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He landed at Alexandria, in Virginia, and thence march'd to Frederictown, in Maryland, where he halted for carriages.
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near seven hundred miles, occasioned not the smallest complaint for the loss of a pig, a chicken, or even an apple.
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I had had the vanity to ascribe all to my _Dialogue_; however, not knowing but that he might be in the right, I let him enjoy his.
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And, after my return from the frontier, he would have had me undertake the conduct of such an expedition with provincial troops, for the reduction of Fort Duquesne, Dunbar and his men being otherwise employed; and he proposed to commission me as general.
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Cave, it seems, judged rightly for his profit, for by the additions that arrived afterward, they swell'd to a quarto volume, which has had five editions, and cost him nothing for copy-money.
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This daily expectation of sailing, and all the three packets going down to Sandy Hook, to join the fleet there, the passengers thought it best to be on board, lest by a sudden order the ships should sail, and they be left behind.
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If you were a Servant, would you not be ashamed that a good Master should catch you idle? Are you then your own Master, _be ashamed to catch yourself idle_.