Vie de Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome I Suivie de ses œuvres morales, politiques et littéraires

By Benjamin Franklin

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Gravure, ou de toute autre production de l'esprit ou du génie qui
appartiennent aux beaux-arts, en auront la propriété exclusive pendant
dix années.

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_Je place la présente Édition sous la sauve-garde des Loix et de la
probité des citoyens. Je déclare que je poursuivrai devant les Tribunaux
tout_ Contrefacteur, Distributeur _ou_ Débitant _d'Édition
contrefaite. J'assure même au Citoyen qui me fera connoître le_
Contrefacteur, Distributeur _ou_ Débitant, _la moitié du
dédommagement que la Loi accorde._ Paris, ce 5 Prairial, l'an 6e de la
République Française.

BUISSON.




[Illustration: Benjamin Franklin.]




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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' They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: 'Friends,' says he, 'the taxes are indeed very heavy; and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us.
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got together to this sale of fineries and nick-nacks.
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"--What would you think of that prince, or of that government, who should issue an edict forbidding you to dress like a gentleman or gentlewoman, on pain of imprisonment or servitude? Would you not say that you were free, have a right to dress as you please, and that such an edict would be a breach of your privileges, and such a government tyrannical? And.
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