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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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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of ...

Eric Burns - 2007 - 480 pages
...put it himself in his A utobiography: 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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The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin: 1757-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 480 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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 150 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 them; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancy ing that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method...
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