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" By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended them ; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 519 pages
...fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. The time I alloted for writing exercises and for reading, was at night, or before work began in the...
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 11

1818
...had the pleasure to fancy, that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which 1 was extremely ambitious." Here...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - 1830 - 3 pages
...fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." Even at this early age nothing could exceed the perseverance and self-denial which he displayed, in...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volume 15

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1834
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1840 - 612 pages
...fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The time I allotted for writing exercises, and for reading, was at night, or before work began in the...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1840 - 482 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...had the pleasure to fancy, that, in certain particulars of small consequence, 1 had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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