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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
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American Colonial Prose: John Smith to Thomas Jefferson

Mary Ann Radzinowicz - 1984 - 304 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...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 English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - 1997 - 1118 pages
...Queries on any Point of Morals, Politics or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss'd by the Company, and once [1645: A SERVANT'S WIT] The wars in Engla" talent,...field of imagination. As soon as I was able I purcha Enquiry after Truth, without fondness for Dispute, or Desire of Victory; and to prevent Warmth, all...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - 1997 - 1118 pages
...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...prevent Warmth, all Expressions of Positiveness in Opinion, or of direct Contradiction, were after some time made contraband & prohibited under small...
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Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: A Reader

David C. Hammack - 1998 - 481 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...or desire of victory; and, to prevent warmth, all expression of positiveness in opinions, or direct contradiction, were after some time made contraband,...
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Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

Fred Lerner - 2001 - 256 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 ... [It was] the best school of philosophy and politics that then existed in the province; for our...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - 1999 - 213 pages
...6 Franklin himself drew up the bylaws and rules of the club. They mandated that every member "once in three Months produce and read an Essay of his own Writing on any Subject he pleased." The essays were then debated and discussed, but Franklin obviously wished to avoid the "disputations"...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 pages
...country, to their friends, or to themselves? . . . (1:257) Each member was also expected quarterly to "produce and read an Essay of his own Writing on any Subject he pleased." In their discussions, the Junto members pledged to be guided by "the sincere Spirit of Enquiry after...
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Advanced Educational Foundations for Teachers: The History, Philosophy, and ...

Donald K. Sharpes - 2002 - 522 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. (Autobiography, 1 17) Franklin had a great love for books all his life, and, as he notes in his Autobiography,...
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Adult and Continuing Education: Liberal adult education (part 2)

Peter Jarvis, Colin Griffin - 2003 - 456 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...expressions of positiveness in opinions, or direct 30 contradiction, were after some time made contraband, and prohibited under small pecuniary penalties.5...
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Benjamin Franklin

Edmund Sears Morgan - 2003 - 339 pages
...conversation pleasant and productive: "Our debates were ... to be conducted in the sincere Spirit of Enquiry after Truth, without fondness for Dispute, or Desire...prevent Warmth, all Expressions of Positiveness in Opinion, or of direct Contradiction, were after some time made contraband and prohibited under small...
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