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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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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1868 - 409 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...come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extreamly ambitious. My time for these exercises and for reading was at night, after work or before...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1868 - 409 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...come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extreamly ambitious. My time for these exercises and for reading was at night, after work or before...
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...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...come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extreamly ambitious. My time for these exercises and for reading was at night, after work or before...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow - 1875 - 579 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...come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extreamly ambitious. My time for these exercises and for reading was at night, after work or before...
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Appletons' School Readers

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - 1878 - 142 pages
...pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. 11. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks endeavored...English writer — of which I was extremely ambitious. 12. My brother had, in 1720 or 1721, begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in...
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Selections from American Authors: A Reading Book for School and Home ...

Samuel Eliot - 1879 - 410 pages
...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 time I allotted for writing exercises, and for reading, was at night, or before work began in the...
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Risen by Perseverance: Or, Lives of Self-made Men

1879 - 223 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.' Even...
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Selections from American Authors: A Reading Book for School and Home ...

Samuel Eliot - 1879 - 410 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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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 pages
...paper. This was to 195 teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amended...enough to improve the method or the language ; and this 200 encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which...
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Boys and their ways, by one who knows them

Boys - 1880 - 331 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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