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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Sacred, substantial, never fading bliss.

«Père de la lumière et de la vie! Ô toi, le bien suprême! instruis-moi
de ce qui est bien, instruis-moi de toi-même; sauve-moi de la folie, de
la vanité, du vice, de toutes les inclinations basses, et remplis mon
ame de savoir, de paix intérieure, et de vertu pure; bonheur sacré,
véritable, et qui ne se ternit jamais.»

Le précepte de l'_ordre_ demandant que chaque partie de mes affaires eût
son temps assigné, une page de mon livret contenoit le plan qui suit
pour l'emploi des vingt-quatre heures du jour naturel.

_Plan pour l'emploi des 24 heures du jour naturel_.

_Question du matin_: Quel bien puis-je faire aujourd'hui?

5. En me levant, me laver et invoquer la bonté suprème,
6. régler les affaires et prendre les résolutions
7. du jour, continuer les études actuelles, déjeûner.

8.
9.
10. Travail.
11.

midi. Lecture, ou examen de mes comptes, et dîner.
1.

2.
3.
4. Travail.
5.

6.
7. Ranger tout à sa place, souper, musique ou
8. récréation, ou conversation, examen du jour.
9.

10.
11.
minuit.
1. Sommeil.
2.
3.
4.

_Question du soir_: Quel bien ai-je fait aujourd'hui?

J'entamai l'exécution de ce plan par mon examen, et je continuai pendant
un certain temps, l'interrompant dans quelques occasions. Je fus surpris
de trouver combien j'étois plus rempli de défauts que

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Text Comparison with Benjamin Franklin and the First Balloons

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The documents which I publish are copies of Franklin's letters, made on thin paper in a copying press (probably the rotary machine invented by Franklin), and all but one bear his signature in ink.
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Montgolfier, of Annonay, was repeated by M.
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FRANKLIN SIR JOSEPH BANKS, Bar^t.
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Montgolfier, is to go up, as is said, from Versailles, in about 8 or 10 Days; It is not a Globe but of a different Form, more convenient for penetrating the Air.
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Some say water was thrown into the flame, others that it was Spirits of Sal Volatile.
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Its bottom was open, and in the middle of the Opening was fixed a kind of Basket Grate in which Faggots and Sheaves of Straw were burnt.
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But by means of some Cords that were still attach'd to it, it was soon brought upright again, made to descend, & carried back to its place.
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A very handsome triumphal Car will be suspended to it, in which Mess^rs.
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In this Country we are not so much afraid of being laught at.
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Never before was a philosophical Experiment so magnificently attended.
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Between One & Two aClock, all Eyes were gratified with seeing it rise majestically from among the Trees, and ascend gradually above the Buildings, a most beautiful Spectacle! When it was about 200 feet high, the brave Adventurers held out and wav'd a little white Pennant, on both Sides their Car, to salute the Spectators, who return'd loud Claps of Applause.
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Charles voulant profiter du peu de Jour qui lui restoit, pour.
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* * * * * Le petit Ballon est tombe dans la Cour du Dongeon a Vincennes.
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_Letter of December 1.
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7, Added a missing comma after "Sir" at the beginning of the letter "A hot air balloon carrying animals", as there is one in every other letter; p.