Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II suivie de ses œuvres morales, politiques et littéraires

By Benjamin Franklin

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VIE
DE B. FRANKLIN,
SUIVIE
DE SES OEUVRES POSTHUMES.

T. II.




VIE
DE
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,
ÉCRITE PAR LUI-MÊME,
SUIVIE
DE SES OEUVRES
MORALES, POLITIQUES
ET LITTÉRAIRES,
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Text Comparison with Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved"

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" _Repository, June, 1809.
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with Biographical and Interesting Anecdotes 1 6 Watt's Catechism and Prayers, in 1 vol.
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We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement.
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] 'So what signifies wishing and hoping for better times? We may make these times better, if we bestir ourselves.
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is worth two to-morrows," as Poor Richard says, and farther, "Never leave that till to-morrow, which you can do to-day.
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The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her out-goes are greater than her incomes.
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" And again, "At a great pennyworth pause a while:" he means, that perhaps the cheapness is apparent only, and not real; or the bargain, by straitening thee in thy business, may do thee more harm than good.
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1, 1805.
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'This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom; but, after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry, and frugality, and prudence, though excellent things; for they may all be blasted without the blessing of Heaven; and therefore, ask that blessing humbly, and be not uncharitable to those that at present seem to want it, but comfort and help them.
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Page 9, "grevious" changed to "grievous" (much more grievous) Page 11, "waisting" changed to "wasting" (wasting time must be) Page 12, "mak" changed to "make" (We may make).