"that is, of the God of nature himself.")
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*Riley, I. W. _American Philosophy: The Early Schools._ New York: 1907,
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[see below], Riley overemphasizes influence of Plato on Franklin's
Riley, I. W. _American Thought from Puritanism to Pragmatism and
Beyond._ New York: 1915, pp. 68-77. (Graphic glimpses of "most
precocious of the American skeptics.")
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_Founders' Week Memorial Volume_. Philadelphia: 1908.
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particularly during 1747-1755, as a utilitarian idealist. Quotes one
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survey. Includes useful chronological table of Franklin's Masonic
*Sainte-Beuve, C. A. _Portraits of the Eighteenth Century._ Tr. by K.
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persuasive utilitarian," one who assigned "no part to human
Seipp, Erika. _Benjamin Franklins Religion und Ethik._ Darmstadt: 1932.
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utilitarianism. Attempts to see his thought in reference to various
representative deists. This is not, however, a "source" study.)
Shepherd, W. R. _History of Proprietary Government in Pennsylvania._ New
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Bigelow came to examine his purchase, he was astonished to find that what people had been reading for years as the authentic _Life of Benjamin Franklin by Himself_, was only a garbled and incomplete version of the real _Autobiography_.Page 12
Since such a repetition is not to be expected, the next thing most like living one's life over again seems to be a recollection of that life, and to make that recollection as durable as possible by putting it down in writing.Page 29
sense for such performances was pretty well exhausted, and then I discovered it, when I began to be considered a little more by my brother's acquaintance, and in a manner that did not quite please him, as he thought, probably with reason, that it tended to make me too vain.Page 35
I found in the shop the old man his father, whom I had seen at New York, and who, traveling on horseback, had got to Philadelphia before me.Page 37
They had as mottoes "No Taxes" and "Liberty of Conscience.Page 50
"Among the printers here," said he, "you will improve yourself, and when you return to America, you will set up to greater advantage.Page 61
I went on, however, very chearfully, put his printing-house in order, which had been in great confusion, and brought his hands by degrees to mind their business and to do it better.Page 67
Had I known him before I engaged in this business, probably I never should have done it.Page 71
These two friends were William Coleman and Robert Grace.Page 101
Sun Jupiter 10 Cn 4 59 8 _and take care of_ 25 C St.Page 111
Many of them use a Germanized English.Page 141
"The service will be light and easy, for the army will scarce march above twelve miles per day, and the waggons and baggage-horses, as they carry those things that are absolutely necessary to the welfare of the army, must march with the army, and no faster; and are, for the army's sake, always placed where they can be most secure, whether in a march or in a camp.Page 147
Bond, on some other occasion afterward, said that he did not like Franklin's forebodings.Page 158
The society, on this, resum'd the consideration of the letters that had been read to them; and the celebrated Dr.Page 163
He was asked how long time that would require.Page 166
It has been remark'd, as an imperfection in the art of ship-building, that it can never be known, till she is tried, whether a new ship will or will not be a good sailer; for that the model of a good-sailing ship has been exactly follow'd in a new one, which has prov'd, on the contrary, remarkably dull.Page 171
What it was when they did receive it I never learnt, for they did not communicate it to me, but sent a long message to the Assembly drawn and signed by Paris, reciting my paper, complaining of its want of formality, as a rudeness on my part, and giving a flimsy justification of their conduct, adding that they should be willing to accommodate matters if the Assembly would send out _some person of candour_ to treat with them for that purpose, intimating thereby that I was not such.Page 178
Revd Sir, It is now more than 60 years since I left Boston, but I remember well both your father and grandfather, having heard them both in the pulpit, and seen them in their houses.Page 185
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