Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 2 of 2] With his Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, Selected with Care from All His Published Productions, and Comprising Whatever Is Most Entertaining and Valuable to the General Reader

By Benjamin Franklin

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To Mr. Lith 142

Answer to a Letter from Brussels 144

To Dr. Price 151

To Dr. Priestley 152

To General Washington 154

To M. Court de Gebelin 156

To Francis Hopkinson 158

To Francis Hopkinson

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the Quaker conscience which checks military activity, Franklin could not, however, condone its virtually prohibiting others from defending the province's border.
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(See Kaye's Intro.
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Modifies the conventional view that the Church was hostile to the idea of progress and that it derived exclusively from the scientific spirit.
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Indeed I scarce ever heard or saw the introductory Words, _Without vanity I may say_, &c.
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me that Keimer was in debt for all he possess'd, that his Creditors began to be uneasy, that he kept his Shop miserably, sold often without Profit for ready Money, and often trusted without keeping Accounts.
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Thou Sun, of this great World, both Eye and Soul, Acknowledge him thy greater; Sound his Praise In thy eternal Course; both when thou climb'st, And when high Noon hast gain'd, and when thou fall'st.
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And with it may be learnt something of _Drawing_, by Imitation of Prints, and some of the first Principles of Perspective.
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days, &c.
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At present, perhaps, you may think yourself in thriving Circumstances, and that you can bear a little Extravangance [_sic_] without Injury; but, _For Age and Want, save while you may; No Morning Sun lasts a whole Day,_ .
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_Godlike wisdom from above_, twice; and, _this alone can ne'er deceive you_, two or three times.
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But being now assured of a safe conveyance, I venture to write to you, especially as I think the subject such an one as you may receive a letter upon without censure.
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I join with you most cordially in rejoicing at the return of Peace.
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One of them, after viewing it all, remark'd a Motto over the Door, "OIA VANITAS.