The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2 [of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin

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| o |The first VOWEL naturally, and deepest|
| | | | sound; requires only the mouth, and |
| | | | breathe through it. |
| *ϖ |John, folly; awl, ball.| ϖ |The next requiring the mouth opened a |
| | | | little more, or hollower. |
| a |Man, can. | a |The next, a little more. |
| e |Men, lend, name, lane. | e |The next requires the _tongue_ to be a|
| | | | little more elevated. |
| i |Did, sin, deed, seen. | i |The next still more. |
| u |Tool, fool, rule. | u |The next requires the _lips_ to be |
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