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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Lee/lée/Leé, suprême/suprème, etc.). On a cependant corrigé:

choisies > choisis (ces écrits doivent être bien choisis)
récration > récréation (la récréation, qui de toutes)
paece > peace (conscious peace and virtue pure)

On a complété les pages 386 et 387 manquant dans l'original en
reproduisant la citation de "la guerre des dieux", d'Évariste Parny,
d'après l'édition de 1808 (de "Entre, et cherche une place | Parmi les
Juifs" à la fin de l'extrait), en harmonisant l'orthographe de "Quakre"
en "Quaker".

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We were then near the sign of the Three Mariners.
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When we arrived at New York, they told.
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My pamphlet falling into the hands of one Lyons, a surgeon, author of a book entitled "The Infallibility of Human Judgment," it occasioned an acquaintance between us.
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acquired a plentiful fortune in a few years.
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My parents had early given me religious impressions, and brought me through my childhood piously in the Dissenting[90] way.
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There this apprentice employed his former master as a journeyman; they quarreled often; Harry went continually behindhand, and at length was forced to sell his types and return to his country work in Pennsylvania.
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Then, though it should be true, he had left many debts, which his successor might be called upon to pay.
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hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful, the nature of man alone considered; that it was, therefore, every one's interest to be virtuous who wished to be happy even in this world; and I should, from this circumstance, (there being always in the world a number of rich merchants, nobility, states, and princes, who have need of honest instruments for the management of their affairs, and such being so rare,) have endeavored to convince young persons that no qualities were so likely to make a poor man's fortune as those of probity and integrity.
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Among the rest I became one of his constant hearers, his sermons pleasing me, as they had little of the dogmatical kind, but inculcated strongly the practice of virtue, or what in the religious style are called "good works.
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was often neglected, and most of the nights spent in tippling.
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The supposed enemy proved a friend, so there was no fighting; but when the secretary went down to communicate the intelligence, William Penn rebuked him severely for staying upon deck and undertaking to assist in defending the vessel, contrary to the principles of Friends, especially as it had not been required by the captain.
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Syng, one of our members: "If we fail, let us move the purchase of a fire engine with the money; the Quakers can have no objection to that; and then, if you nominate me and I you as a committee for that purpose, we will buy a great gun, which is certainly a fire engine,"--"I see," says he, "you have improved by being so long in the Assembly; your equivocal project would be just a match for their 'wheat or other grain.
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My allegation on the contrary, that it met with such approbation as to leave no doubt of our being able to raise two thousand pounds by voluntary donations, they considered as a most extravagant supposition and utterly impossible.
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The money may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
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In conversation with him one day he was giving me some account of his intended progress.
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He gave me a commission with full powers, and a parcel of blank commissions for officers, to be given to whom I thought fit.
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No such honor had been paid him when in the province, nor to any of his governors, and he said it was only proper to princes of the blood royal; which may be true for aught I know, who was, and still am, ignorant of the etiquette in such cases.
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] [Footnote 175: This dialogue and the militia act are in the Gentleman's Magazine for February and March, 1756.
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He told me that, when he had been detained a month, he acquainted his lordship that his ship was grown foul to a degree that must necessarily hinder her fast sailing, a point of consequence for a packet boat, and requested an allowance of time to heave her down and clean her bottom.