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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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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - 1997 - 1118 pages
...Method in the Arrangement of Thoughts. By comparing my Work afterwards with the original, I discover'd seems as if parents of the Christian profession were...sometimes instruct them in morals and talk to them o encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

WARNER - 1997 - 1118 pages
...of small Import, I had been lucky enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd he artifice they practice to gratify their inordinate lust. They are very fertile women, a extreamly ambitious. My Time for these Exercises & for Reading, was at Night after Work, or before...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 pages
...Method in the Arrangement of Thoughts. By comparing my Work afterwards with the original, I discover'd many faults and amended them; but I sometimes had...enough to improve the Method or the Language and this encourag'd me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English Writer, of which I was...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Gods

Kerry S. Walters - 1999 - 213 pages
...verse or composed long lists of synonyms in order to cultivate fluidity. "Sometimes," he tells us, "I had the Pleasure of Fancying that in certain Particulars...lucky enough to improve the Method or the Language" of The Spectator essays (Autobiography, p. 62). Given the grace of Franklin's later writings, it can...
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Benjamin Franklin: Biographical Overview and Bibliography

Christopher J. Murrey - 2002 - 240 pages
...paper. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended...English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." In some respects this is the most interesting passage in all of Franklin's writings. It was this severe...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - 586 pages
...where he had diverged from the original. When he found his own version wanting, he would correct it. "But I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that...method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."36...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 pages
...found his own version wanting, he would correct it. "But I sometimes had the pleasure," he recalled, "of fancying that in certain particulars of small...method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 pages
...I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." 36 More than making himself merely "tolerable" as a writer, he became the most popular writer in colonial...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 pages
...I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." More than making himself merely "tolerable," he became the most popular writer in colonial America....
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2003 - 608 pages
...I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."'6 More than making himself merely "tolerable" as a writer, he became the most popular writer...
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