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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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Outlines of the Literary History of Colonial Pennsylvania

M. Katherine Jackson - 1906 - 177 pages
...strangers, the advantageous changes desired in the laws, were read and discussed at each meeting. The debates were to be under the direction of a president...conducted in the " sincere spirit of inquiry after the truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory."60 This society was long known as The...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Charles W. Eliot LLD - 1909
...queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss'd by the company; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own...to prevent warmth, all expressions of positiveness ifl opinions, or direct contradiction, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small...
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The Colonial Homes of Philadelphia and Its Neighbourhood

Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Horace Mather Lippncott - 1912 - 365 pages
...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 he pleased. Franklin says it " was the best school of philosophy, morality and politics that then existed in the...
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An Historical Account of the Origin and Formation of the American ...

American Philosophical Society, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau - 1914 - 194 pages
...on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discussed, and once in three months on any subject he pleased. Our debates were to be...without fondness for dispute or desire of victory. The first members besides Franklin, were Joseph Breintnal, Thomas Godfrey, ("He soon left us") Nicholas...
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An Historical Account of the Origin and Formation of the American ...

American Philosophical Society, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau - 1914 - 194 pages
...Company; and once in three months, produce and read an essay of his own, on any subject he pleased. Their debates were to be under the direction of a President, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of enquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory; and to prevent warmth, all...
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The Prince of Parthia: A Tragedy

Thomas Godfrey - 1917 - 189 pages
...on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss'd by the company ; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject he pleased." 1 Among the first members was Thomas Godfrey, one of the directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia,...
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Benjamin Franklin, Self-revealed: A Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

William Cabell Bruce - 1917
...morals, politics or natural philosophy, to be discussed by its members, and once every three months to produce and read an essay of his own writing on any subject he pleased. Under the regulations, the debates were to be conducted with a presiding officer in the chair, and...
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What America Means to Me: A Book of the People, by the People, for the ...

Henry Ezekiel Jackson - 1920 - 236 pages
...be most helpful in suggesting the spirit that should guide the meetings. He says, "our debates were to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after...without fondness for dispute or desire of victory." Franklin's club will also serve to stimulate young men and women to see what a profoundly important...
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Literature and Life, Book 2

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - 1922
...Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discussed by the company; and once in three months pro- 90 duce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject he pleased. Our debates were to be under the 432 433 direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth,...
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Literature for the Business Man

Gerald Edwin Se Boyar - 1925 - 419 pages
...queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss'd by the company; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own...some time made contraband, and prohibited under small penalties. The first members were Joseph Breintnal, a copyer of deeds for the scriveners, a good-natur'd,...
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