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Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 267
1924 - 304 pages
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1888
...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...fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, 1 had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think I might...
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From Boyhood to Manhood, Life of Benjamin Franklin

William M. Thayer - 1889 - 497 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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The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature ..., Volume 16

Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl - 1890
...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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Lessons from the Life of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Benjamin Franklin - 1891 - 120 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 I might in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely s ambitious. The time I allotted...
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A First[-fifth] Reader, Book 5

Jenny H. Stickney - 1892
...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. gained it credit and made it more in demand, and these gentlemen often visited us. 13. Hearing their...
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Cathcart's Literary Reader: A Manual of English Literature : Being Typical ...

George Rhett Cathcart - 1892 - 541 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...the method or the language ; and this encouraged me 1 See page 89 to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was...
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Circular[s] of Information, Volume 18, Issues 1-2

United States. Office of Education - 1892
...delightful way how he sometimes hail the pleasure of fancying that in certain parts of small import he had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged him to think he might |>ossihly, in time, come to be a "tolerable Bnglish writer," of which he was...
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Benjamin Franklin and the University of Pennsylvania

Francis Newton Thorpe - 1893 - 450 pages
...delightful way how he sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that in certain parts of small import he had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged him to think he might possibly, in time, come to be a '•tolerable English writer," of which he was...
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The Principles of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - 1895 - 431 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."1 " All through my boyhood and youth," writes Mr. Stevenson, " I was known and...
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The Principles of Rhetoric

Adams Sherman Hill - 1895 - 431 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...fancying that, in certain particulars of small import, 1 had been lucky enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think I might...
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