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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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...had the pleasure fo fancy, that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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The American Encyclopedia of History, Biography and Travel, Comprising ...

William O. Blake - 1856 - 1007 pages
...fortunate enough to improve the method of the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. Franklin added to his habits of industry a self-denial and control over his passions, even at this...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography; with a Narrative of His Public Life ...

Benjamin Franklin, Horatio Hastings Weld - 1856 - 549 pages
...enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in dene come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. The time I allotted for writing exercises and for reading was at night, or before work began in the...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - 1858 - 482 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me Ii think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writeri of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The popular educator, Volume 1

Popular educator - 1860
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me tu think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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Annals of Industry and Genius

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - 1863 - 298 pages
...Sometimes I had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small importance I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." Even...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which 1 was extremely ambitious."...
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Historical View of the American Revolution ...

George Washington Greene - 1865 - 459 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, — of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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Historical View of the American Revolution ...

George Washington Greene - 1865 - 459 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language ; and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, — of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography, with ...

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - 1866 - 256 pages
...sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that, in certain particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer ; of which I was extremely ambitious. The...
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