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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 Inland Educator: A Journal for the Progressive Teacher, Volumes 5-6

1897
...the paper. This was to tench 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 faucyingthat, in certain particulars of small import. I had been lucky enough to improve the method...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1895 - 287 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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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1897 - 638 pages
...thoughts. By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered many faults and amende^them ; but I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that,...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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Composition-rhetoric: Designed for Use in Secondary Schools

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney - 1897 - 373 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. EXERCISE...
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 15

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - 1898 - 9822 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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Studies in American Literature: A Text-book for Academies and High Schools

Charles Noble - 1898 - 386 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. A good exercise for any one who has Franklin's ambition in this respect, would...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 10

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...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 to writing exercises and for reading was at night, or before work began in the...
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Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Statesman, Philosopher and Practical Citizen ...

Edward Robins - 1898 - 354 pages
...original. That these comparisons were not always odious may be inferred from Franklin's admission that he " sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that in certain particulars of small import," he " had been lucky enough to improve the method of the language.". Even the Spectator was not above...
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Selections from Autobiography: Poor Richard's Almanac, Advice to a Young ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1899 - 178 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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The Many-sided Franklin

Paul Leicester Ford - 1899 - 516 pages
...By comparing my work afterwards with the original, 1 discovered many faults and amended them ; but 1 sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in certain...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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