Franklin's Autobiography (Eclectic English Classics)

By Benjamin Franklin

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Address at Cooper Union (See =Macaulay's= Speeches on Copyright)

=Macaulay's= Essay on Addison (Matthews)
Essay on Milton (Mead)
Essays on Lord Clive and Warren Hastings
Lays of Ancient Rome and other Poems (Atkinson)
Life of Johnson (Lucas)
Speeches on Copyright, and Lincoln's Address at Cooper
Union (Pittenger)

=Milton's= L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, Lycidas (Buck)
Paradise Lost. Books I and II (Stephens)

=Old Ballads= (Morton).

=Old Testament Narratives= (Baldwin)

=Poe's= Selected Poems and Tales (Stott)

=Pope's= Homer's Iliad. Books I, VI, XXII, and XXIV
Rape of the Lock and Essay on Man (Van Dyke)

=Ruskin's= Sesame and Lilies (Rounds)

=Scott's= Abbot
Ivanhoe (Schreiber)
Lady of the Lake (Bacon)
Marmion (Coblentz)
Quentin Durward (Norris)

=Shakespeare's= As You Like It (North)
Hamlet (Shower)
Henry V (Law)
Julius Caesar (Baker)
Macbeth (Livengood)
Merchant of Venice (Blakely)
Midsummer Night's Bream (Haney)
The Tempest (Barley)
Twelfth Night (Weld)

=Southey's= Life of Nelson

=Stevenson's= Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey
Treasure Island (Fairley)

=Swift's= Gulliver's Travels (Gaston)

=Tennyson's= Idylls of the King--Selections (Willard)
Princess (Shryock)

=Thackeray's= Henry Esmond (Bissell)

=Washington's= Farewell Address, and =Webster's= First Bunker
Hill Oration (Lewis)

=Webster's= Bunker Hill Orations (See also Washington's
Farewell Address)

=Wordsworth's= Poems--Selections (Venable)

Transcriber's Note

* Obvious punctuation and spelling errors repaired.

* Footnotes moved to the end of the appropriate chapters.

* Text enclosed between equal signs was in bold face in the
original (=bold=).

* Notes [n] are at the end of the book as originally published.

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

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with Biographical and Interesting Anecdotes 1 6 Watt's Catechism and Prayers, in 1 vol.
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"Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry.
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Many, without labour, would live by their wits only, but they break for want of stock;" whereas industry gives comfort, and plenty, and respect.
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Darton, Junr.
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These are not the necessaries of life; they can scarcely be called the conveniences: and yet only because they look pretty, how many want to have them?--By these, and other extravagancies, the genteel are reduced to poverty, and forced to borrow of those whom they formerly despised, but who, through industry and frugality, have maintained their standing; in which case it appears plainly, that "A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees," as Poor Richard says.
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" When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, "It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
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Remember, Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous.
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