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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 Century: 1899, Volume 58

1899
...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...pleasure of fancying that, in certain particulars of ímall import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method or the langage, and this encouraged me...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1899
...Sometimes I 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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A History of the University of Pennsylvania: From Its Foundation to A. D ...

Thomas Harrison Montgomery - 1900 - 566 pages
...prose, turned them back again . * * * By comparing my work afterwards with the original, I discovered my faults, and amended them ; but I sometimes had the...or the language, and this encouraged me to think, that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer ; of which I was extremely ambitious....
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Pamphlets on Biography, Volume 17

1901
...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...English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. FRANKLIN'S FIRST ARRIVAL IN PHILADELPHIA. Then one of the company knew the place to be Cooper's Creek,...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 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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Appletons' School Readers: (five Book Edition)

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - 1902
...pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. 11. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks e'ndeavored...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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Heath Readers: Primer [-sixth] Reader, Book 5

D.C. Heath and Company - 1903
...had pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks endeavored...writer — of which I was extremely ambitious. My brother had, in 1720 or 1721, begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America,...
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The Heath Readers: Primer, [First-sixth reader]

1903
...had pretty well forgotten the prose, turned them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion, and after some weeks endeavored...writer — of which I was extremely ambitious. My brother had, in 1720 or 1721, begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America,...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...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 Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language

Sherwin Cody - 1903
...sometimes had the pleasure of fancying, that, in certain particulars of small import, I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think that I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious....
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