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

By Benjamin Franklin

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Gazette," Journalism Quarterly_, IX, 257-68 (Sept., 1932). (Franklin's
partnership with Thomas Whitemarsh in 1731 is here alleged to have
begun the first American newspaper "chain.")

Kite, Elizabeth S. "Benjamin Franklin--Diplomat," _Catholic World_,
CXLII, 28-37 (Oct., 1935). (An intelligent and appreciative brief
survey of the subject, with a considerable preface showing the extent
to which Franklin's worldly success grew out of his religious views.)

Lees, F. "The Parisian Suburb of Passy: Its Architecture in the Days of
Franklin," _Architectural Record_, XII, 669-83 (Dec., 1902). (Several
good illustrations included.)

Livingston, L. S. _Franklin and His Press at Passy; An Account of the
Books, Pamphlets, and Leaflets Printed There, including the Long-Lost
Bagatelles._ The Grolier Club, New York: 1914. (For additions to this
work begun by L. S. Livingston, see R. G. Adams, "The 'Passy-ports'
and Their Press," _American Collector_, IV, 177-80 [Aug., 1927], which
includes bibliography useful to study of the Passy imprints.)

MacDonald, William. "The Fame of Franklin," _Atlantic Monthly_, XCVI.
450-62 (Oct., 1905).

Mackay, Constance D'A. _Franklin. A Play._ New York: 1922.

MacLaurin, Lois M. _Franklin's Vocabulary._ Garden City, N. Y.: 1928.
(His "conservative ideas about linguistic innovations" are to a
notable degree achieved in his practices. For example, of a vocabulary
of 4062 words used in his writings between 1722 and 1751, "only 19
were discovered to be pure 'Americanisms.'")

McMaster, J. B. "Franklin in France," _Atlantic Monthly_, LX, 318-26
(Sept., 1887). (Good survey, based on Hale and Hale, _Franklin in

Malone, Kemp. "Benjamin Franklin on Spelling Reform," _American Speech_,
I, 96-100 (Nov., 1925). (Franklin was the "first American to tackle
English phonetics scientifically.")

Mason, W. S. "Franklin and Galloway: Some Unpublished Letters,"
_Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society_, N. S. XXXIV, 227-58
(Oct., 1924). (Significant sidelights cast on "the problems of
Pennsylvania colonial history from 1757 to 1760." Excellent summary of
Franklin's and Galloway's victory over the Proprietors. Mr. Mason's
collection includes many valuable letters [Franklin-Galloway] between
1757 and 1772, not published in Smyth.)

Mathews, Mrs. L. K. "Benjamin Franklin's Plans for a Colonial Union,
1750-1775," _American Political Science Review_, VIII, 393-412 (Aug.,

Melville, Herman. _Israel Potter._ London: 1923. (Graphic intuitive
portrait of Franklin: he lives as a "household Plato," "a practical
Magian in linsey-woolsey," a "didactically waggish," prudent courtier
who "was everything

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Text Comparison with Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved"

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1, 1805.
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" Work while it is called to-day, for you know not how much you may be hindered to-morrow.
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" [Illustration: Published by W.
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A man may if he knows not how to save as he gets, "keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a groat at last.
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For, in another place, he says, "Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.
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Remember, Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous.
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Reader, if thou wilt do the same, thy profit will be as great as mine.