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

By Benjamin Franklin

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Pringle visits Germany and Holland (June-August). Chosen
foreign member of the Royal Society of Sciences, Goettingen.

1767. With Sir John Pringle visits France (August 28-October 8).
Meets French Physiocrats. _Remarks and Facts Concerning
American Paper Money._

1768. Preface to _Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania_ (J.
Dickinson). _A Scheme for a New Alphabet and Reformed Mode of
Spelling._ _Causes of the American Discontents before 1768._
_Art of Swimming._ Appointed London agent for colony of

1769. Visits France (July-August). Appointed New Jersey agent in
London. Elected first president of the American Philosophical

1770. Appointed London agent for Massachusetts Assembly.

1771. Begins _Autobiography_ (from 1706 to 1731) while visiting the
Bishop of St. Asaph at Twyford. Three-months' tour of Ireland
and Scotland. Entertained by Hume and Lord Kames. Chosen
corresponding member of Learned Society of Sciences,

1772. Chosen foreign member of Royal Academy of Sciences of Paris.

1773. _Abridgement of the Book of Common Prayer_ (with Sir Francis
Dashwood). _Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a
Small One._ M. Barbeu Dubourg's edition of _OEuvres de M.
Franklin_. Sends Hutchinson-Oliver letters to Massachusetts.

1774. Examined by Wedderburn before the Privy Council (January 29)
in regard to the Hutchinson-Oliver correspondence. Contributes
notes to George Whately's second edition of _Principles of
Trade_. Dismissed as deputy postmaster general of North
America. Deborah Franklin dies December 19.

1775. First postmaster general under Confederation. Returns to
America in May. Member of Philadelphia Committee of Safety.
Chosen a delegate to second Continental Congress. _An Account
of Negotiations in London for Effecting a Reconciliation
between Great Britain and the American Colonies._ Appointed
member of Committee of Secret Correspondence.

1776. A commissioner to Canada. Presides over

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"[i-34] Conceiving of science as a rebuke to the atheist, and a natural ally to scriptural theology, Mather, like a Newton himself, juxtaposed rationalism and faith in one pyramidal confirmation of the existence, omnipotence, and benevolence of God.
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[i-44] In 1786 Nathaniel Mather wrote from Dublin: "I perceive the Cartesian philosophy begins to obteyn in New England, and if I conjecture aright the Copernican system too.
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Samuel Palmer, Franklin's first London employer, was but a mediocre printer; but John Watts, to whose house the young American went after a year at Palmer's, stood much higher in his vocation.
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Asaph, whose "sweet Retirement" at Twyford he had long enjoyed, Franklin, seeing no hopes of a reconciliation between the colonies and Great Britain, uttered what marked him as the first American disciple of Quesnay's school of economic thought: "Agriculture is the great Source of Wealth and Plenty.
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"[i-262] The colonies refused to ratify the plan--"their weak Noddles are perfectly distracted,"[i-263] wrote Franklin.
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every Day with Folly and Impertinence, while I am confident, had they the Advantages of Education equal to us, they would be guilty of less than our selves.
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_Europe_ is generally full settled with Husbandmen, Manufacturers, &c.
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All this has happened in a few weeks.
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By this generous civility (so opposite to the unfairness above forbidden) you may, indeed, happen to lose the game to your opponent; but you will win what is better, his esteem, his respect, and his affection, together with the silent approbation and good-will of impartial spectators.
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At whatever Table, they may meet with Meats & Drinks of better and worse Taste, Dishes better & worse dress'd: In whatever Climate they will find good and bad Weather: Under whatever Government, they may find good & bad Laws, and good & bad Administration of those Laws.
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are one hundred thousand families in Paris, and that these families consume in the night half a pound of bougies, or candles, per hour.
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other times and nations, than his _Parable against Persecution_.