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

By Benjamin Franklin

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d'être économes. Je dis donc qu'il est impossible que dans
de pareilles circonstances, un peuple aussi sensé se fût servi si
long-temps de l'enfumante, mal-saine et horriblement coûteuse lumière de
la chandelle, s'il avoit réellement su qu'il pouvoit avoir pour rien
autant de la pure lumière du soleil.


_Fin du premier Volume._

Contenus dans ce Volume.

Vie de Benjamin Franklin.

Extrait du Testament de Benjamin Franklin.


Sur les Personnes qui se marient jeunes. À John Alleyne.

Sur la mort de son frère, John Franklin. À miss Hubbard.

Lettre au Docteur Mather de Boston.

Le Sifflet, histoire véritable, adressée, par Franklin, à son Neveu.

Pétition de la Main Gauche, à ceux qui sont chargés d'élever des Enfans.

La belle Jambe et la Jambe difforme.

Conversation d'un essaim d'Éphémères, et soliloque d'un Vieillard.
À Madame Brillant.

Morale des Échecs.

L'art d'avoir des Songes agréables; adressé à Miss ... et écrit à sa

Conseils à un jeune Artisan. Écrits en l'année 1748. À mon ami A. B.

Avis nécessaire à ceux qui veulent devenir riches. Écrit en 1736.

Moyens pour que chacun ait beaucoup d'argent dans sa poche.

Projet économique adressé aux Auteurs d'un Journal.

Fin de la Table du premier Volume.


L'original comporte en page 190, se rapportant au texte «qui ont eu
lieu entre les propriétaires», une note de bas de page illisible qui
n'a pas pu être restituée.

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This might be one occasion of the differences we began to have about this time.
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of London; remembered with pleasure the happy months I had spent in Pennsylvania, and wished again to see it; therefore I immediately agreed on the terms of fifty pounds a year, Pennsylvania money; less, indeed, than my present gettings as a compositor, but affording better prospects.
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I see this is a business I am not fit for.
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I was assisted in that by my friend Breintnal: I had also paper, parchment, chapmen's books, &c.
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This respect to all, with an opinion that the worst had some effects, induced me to avoid all discourse that might tend to lessen the good opinion another might have of his own religion; and as our province increased in people, and new places of worship were continually wanted and generally erected by voluntary contribution, my mite for such purpose, whatever might be the sect, was never refused.
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"That the great affairs of the world, the wars, revolutions, &c.
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The settlement of that province had lately been begun; but, instead of being made with hardy, industrious husbandmen, accustomed.
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These public quarrels were all at bottom owing to the proprietaries our hereditary governors; who, when any expense was to be incurred for the defence of their province, with incredible meanness, instructed their deputies to pass no act for levying the necessary taxes, unless their vast estates were in the same act expressly exonerated; and they had even taken the bonds of these deputies to observe such instructions.
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He being at Philadelphia on his retreat, or, rather, flight, I applied to him for the discharge of the servants of three poor farmers of Lancaster county that he had enlisted, reminding him of the late general's orders on that head.
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where a fort was thought more immediately necessary.
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The other two packets he still detained, carried them with him to Halifax, where he stayed some time to exercise his men in sham attacks upon sham forts; then altered his mind as to besieging Louisburg, and returned to New-York with all his troops, together with the two packets above mentioned, and all their passengers! During his absence the French and savages had taken Fort George, on the frontier of that province, and the Indians had massacred many of the garrison after capitulation.
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, from being damaged by lightning, by erecting pointed rods, that should rise some feet above the most elevated part, and descend some feet into the ground or the water.
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A number of.
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American independence, and the infirmities of age and disease coming upon him, he became desirous of returning to his native country.
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The rites of hospitality were called _sacred_, because the stranger, the poor, and the weak, when they applied for protection and relief, were, from the religion of those times, supposed to be sent by the Deity to try the goodness of men, and that he would avenge the injuries they might receive, where they ought to have been protected.
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He relates, that a New-England sloop, trading there in 1752, left their second mate, William Murray, sick on shore, and sailed without him.
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Talking in your sleep shall betray you; in the delirium of a fever you yourselves shall make your own wickedness known.