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

By Benjamin Franklin

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FRANKLIN, imprimeur,
comme la couverture d'un vieux livre,
dont les feuillets sont arrachés,
et la dorure et le titre effacés,
gît ici, et est la pâture des vers.
Cependant, l'ouvrage même ne sera point perdu,
car il doit, comme il le croyoit, reparoître encore
une fois,
dans une nouvelle
et plus belle édition,
revue et corrigée

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... Quant à mes livres, ceux que j'avois en France, et ceux que j'avois
laissés à Philadelphie étant maintenant tous rassemblés ici, et le
catalogue en étant fait, mon intention est d'en disposer de

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