Franklin's Autobiography (Eclectic English Classics)

By Benjamin Franklin

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With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure;
Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss!"

The precept of Order requiring that every part of my business should
have its allotted time, one page in my little book contained the
following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural

THE MORNING. { 5} Rise, wash, and address Powerful
_Question._ What good shall { 6} Goodness![n] Contrive day's
I do this day? { } business, and take the resolution
{ 7} of the day; prosecute the present
{ } study, and breakfast.

10} Work.

NOON. {12} Read, or overlook my accounts,
{ 1} and dine.

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