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

By Benjamin Franklin

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Works, cli II.
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"[i-137] Like the members of the Royal Society, Franklin would bring the words of written.
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Franklin's adoration of a Deity who is the creator and sustainer of immutable, universal physical laws which together present the mind with the concept of a vast, wonderfully harmonized physical machine) to conjecture to what extent this matchless physical harmony tended to challenge him with the possibility of discovering a parallel economic machine operating according to immutable laws capable of proof and human adaptability.
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[i-437] Since Franklin acknowledged his reading of Shaftesbury and since as late as 1730 he borrowed heavily from the _Characteristics_, it seems probable that Shaftesbury lent Franklin in this case some sanction for his only metaphysical venture.
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Duncan, _op.
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Being diligent in reading the holy Scriptures.
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[E] Nothing so likely to make a man's fortune as virtue.
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] PETITION Inasmuch as by Reason of our Ignorance We cannot be certain that many Things, which we often hear mentioned in the Petitions of Men to the Deity, would prove real Goods, if they were in our Possession, and as I have reason to hope and believe that the Goodness of my Heavenly Father will not withold from me a suitable share of Temporal Blessings, if by a Virtuous and holy Life I conciliate his Favour and Kindness, Therefore I presume not to ask such things, but rather humbly and with a Sincere Heart, express my earnest desires that he would.
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And I will say this in its Vindication, that its Design is very wise and useful.
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Remember, that _time_ is money.
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Full [Fullmoon] 15 at noon.
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Confined by the sea, they can scarcely increase in numbers, wealth and strength, so as to overbalance England.
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And if Youth has less of that Prudence, that is necessary to conduct a Family, yet the Parents and elder Friends of young married Persons are generally at hand to.
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We have selected what appears to us the material parts, and which we humbly hope, will be deemed sufficient.
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Wrapt in the speculations of this wretched game, you destroy your constitution.
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Burn it if you choose; you would at least get heat out of it once in this way; or, if you dislike that proposal, here's another for you; observe the poor peasants, who work in the vineyards and grounds about the villages of Passy, Auteuil, Chaillot, &c.
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The World is large, and a great Part of it still uncultivated.
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" But Methusalem answered, and said, "If I am to live but five hundred years longer, it is not worth while to build me an house; I will sleep in the air, as I have been used to do.
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See _Dictionary of American Biography_, VI, 600-1.
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From London (Oct.