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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 Hawthorne Readers, Book 5

Edward Everett Hale (Jr.) - 1904
...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...encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to l>ea tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. My time for these exercises and...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Now First Printed in England from ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 314 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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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1905
...This was to teach me method in the arrangement of thoughts. By com^ paring my' work afterwards wilh 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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Benjamin Franklin, Or, From Printing Office to the Court of St. James

William Makepeace Thayer - 1905 - 380 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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Benjamin Franklin, His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1906 - 311 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...which I was extremely ambitious. My time for these exercisesTand for reading, was at night, after work, or before it began, in the morning, or on Sundays,...
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Shelburne Essays: Fourth series

Paul Elmer More - 1906 - 283 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...English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious." His method — on the whole one of the best of disciplines, better, I think, than the system of themes...
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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 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...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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Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin: Celebration by ...

Massachusetts - 1906 - 113 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...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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Shelburne Essays: 4th series

Paul Elmer More - 1906 - 283 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...me to think I might possibly in time come to be a Jtqlerable English writer, of which I was extremely_ ambitious." His method — on the whole one of...
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Classics Old and New: A Series of School Readers : A Fourth Reader

Edwin Anderson Alderman - 1906 - 252 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...I sometimes had the pleasure of fancying that, in some particulars of small import, I had been lucky enough to improve the method of the language. This...
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