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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bien certain que la dixième
partie de la sagesse qu'il m'attribuoit, ne m'appartenoit pas, et que je
n'avois fait que recueillir quelques maximes du bon sens de tous les
siècles et de toutes les nations.

Cependant, je résolus de faire mon profit de ce que je venois d'entendre
répéter; et quoique j'eusse d'abord eu envie d'acheter de l'étoffe pour
un habit neuf, je me retirai dans la résolution de faire durer le vieux
un peu plus long-temps.--Lecteur, si vous pouvez en faire de même, vous
y gagnerez autant que moi.

RICHARD SAUNDERS.

[76] Cet ouvrage a déjà été traduit: mais il est si intéressant, que
j'ai cru devoir en donner une traduction nouvelle. (_Note du
Traducteur._)


_Fin du dernier Volume._




TABLE DES ARTICLES Contenus dans ce second Volume.

_Lettre sur les innovations dans la Langue anglaise, et dans l'art de
l'Imprimerie. À Noé Webster, à Hartford._

_Tableau du principal Tribunal de Pensylvanie, le tribunal de la
Presse._

_Sur l'art de Nager._

_Nouvelle mode de prendre des Bains._

_Observations sur les idées générales concernant la Vie et la Mort._

_Précautions nécessaires dans les Voyages sur mer._

_Sur le Luxe, la Paresse et le Travail. À Benjamin Vaughan._

_Sur la Traite des Nègres._

_Observations sur la Guerre._

_Sur la Presse des Matelots._

_Sur les Loix criminelles, et sur l'usage d'armer en Course. À Benjamin
Vaughan._

_Observations sur les Sauvages de l'Amérique Septentrionale._

_Sur les dissentions entre l'Angleterre et l'Amérique. À M. Dubourg._

_Sur la préférence qu'on doit donner aux Arcs et aux Flèches sur les
armes à feu. Au major-général Lee._

_Comparaison de la conduite des Anti fédéralistes des États-Unis de
l'Amérique, avec celle des anciens Juifs._

_Sur l'état intérieur de l'Amérique, ou tableau des vrais intérêts de ce
vaste continent._

_Avis à ceux qui veulent aller s'établir en Amérique._

_Discours prononcé dans la dernière Convention des États-Unis._

_Projet d'un Collége anglais, présenté aux Curateurs du Collége de
Philadelphie._

_Sur la Théorie de la Terre. À l'abbé S...._

_Pensées sur le Fluide universel, etc._

_Observations sur le rapport fait par le bureau du Commerce et des
Colonies, pour empêcher l'Établissement de la province de l'Ohio._

_Sur un plan de Gouvernement envoyé par le cabinet de Londres en
Amérique. Au gouverneur Shirley._

_Au même._

_Au même._

_Lettre de lord Howe à Benjamin Franklin._

_Réponse de Benjamin Franklin à lord Howe._

_Réflexions sur l'augmentation des Salaires qu'occasionnera en Europe la
révolution d'Amérique._

_Dialogue entre la Goutte et Franklin._

_Lettre à Madame Helvétius._

_Le Papier, poëme._

_Conte._

_Fragment de la suite des Mémoires de Franklin._

_Le Chemin de la fortune, ou la Science du Bonhomme Richard._


Fin de Table du dernier Volume.





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My uncle Benjamin, too, approved of it, and proposed to give me all his shorthand volumes of sermons, I suppose as a stock to set up with, if I would learn his character.
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And thus these poor devils keep themselves always under.
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Several of them had been appointed by the Assembly a committee to attend the press, and take care that no more bills were printed than the law directed.
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