Benjamin Franklin Representative selections, with introduction, bibliograpy, and notes

By Benjamin Franklin

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Pochmann, Mississippi State College_

HENRY JAMES, _Lyon Richardson, Western Reserve University_

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

*HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, _Odell Shepard, Trinity College_

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, _Norman Foerster, University of Iowa, and Harry H.
Clark, University of Wisconsin_

HERMAN MELVILLE, _Willard Thorp, Princeton University_

JOHN LOTHROP MOTLEY

THOMAS PAINE, _Harry H. Clark, University of Wisconsin_

FRANCIS PARKMAN, _Wilbur L. Schramm, University of Iowa_

*EDGAR ALLAN POE, _Margaret Alterton, University of Iowa, and Hardin
Craig, Stanford University_

WILLIAM HICKLING PRESCOTT, _Claude Jones, Johns Hopkins University_

*SOUTHERN POETS, _Edd Winfield Parks, University of Georgia_

SOUTHERN PROSE, _Gregory Paine, University of North Carolina_

*HENRY DAVID THOREAU, _Bartholow Crawford, University of Iowa_

*MARK TWAIN, _Fred Lewis Pattee, Rollins College_

*WALT WHITMAN, _Floyd Stovall, University of Texas_

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER




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Benjamin Franklin

REPRESENTATIVE SELECTIONS, WITH
INTRODUCTION, BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND NOTES

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University of Iowa_

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