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" The rules that I drew up required that every member in his turn should produce one or more queries on any point of morals, politics, or natural philosophy, to be discussed by the company ; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own... "
Selections from American Authors: A Reading Book for School and Home ... - Page 81
edited by - 1879 - 410 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 449 pages
...on any point of morals, politics, or natural philosophy, to be discussed by the company : and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own...positiveness in opinions, or direct contradiction, were alter some time made contraband, and prohibited under small [. cuniary penalties. The first members...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 449 pages
...discussed by the company : and once in three uioiitiis produce and read an essay of Ins own writin,,, on any subject he pleased. Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to he conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after trutii, without fondness for dispute, or desire...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discussed by the company: and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject fce pleased. Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...subject generally interesting. The meetings of the society were to be conducted by a president, in a sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory. To prevent distraction or division all positiveness of opinion, direct contradiction, fyc., were prohibited...
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An Address, Delivered at Ipswich, Before the Essex County Lyceum, at Their ...

Daniel Appleton White - 1830 - 60 pages
...on any point of morals, politics, or natural philosophy, to be discussed by the company ; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own...expressions of positiveness in opinions, or direct contradictions, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small pecuniary penalties.*...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, and Anecdotes ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1842 - 180 pages
...questions on any point of politics, morals or natural philosophy, to be discussed by the company, and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own writing on any subject he pleased. 2. This club answered many good purposes for a great length of time. It introduced better habits of...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - 1848 - 468 pages
...subject he THE JUNTO. 141 might choose. The debates, at the weekly meetings, were to be " conducted in a sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory ;" and the better to preserve their temper, candor, and decorum, " all expressions of positiveness of opinion,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - 1848 - 468 pages
...subject he THE JUNTO. 141 might choose. The debates, at the weekly meetings, were to be " conducted in a sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victoryj" and the better to preserve their temper, candor, and decorum, " all expressions of positiveness...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin; with Selections from His Miscellaneous Works

John Stanley (printer.) - 1849 - 162 pages
...subject generally interesting. The meetings of the society were to be conducted by a president, in a sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory. To prevent distraction or division, all positiveness of opinion, direct contradiction, &c. were prohibited...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 4

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1852
...Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discussed by the company ; and once in three months to produce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject that he pleased. The members of the club were all enjoined to conduct their discussion in a sincere...
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