Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ... (Google eBook)

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Printed for Henry Colburn, 1818 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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Page 250 - Methinks I hear some of you say, Must a Man afford himself no Leisure ? I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy Time well, if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an hour.
Page 190 - Speak ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, .Angels; for ye behold Him, and with songs And choral symphonies, day without night Circle His throne rejoicing ; ye in heaven, On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end.
Page 309 - And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil.
Page 249 - Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733.
Page 250 - Three removes are as bad as a fire ' ; and again, ' Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee ' ; and again, ' If you would have your business done, go ; if not, send.' And again, ' He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.
Page 307 - From going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it.
Page 318 - When I was a child of seven years old my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one.
Page 66 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 252 - Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy.' When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but poor Dick says, ' It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Page 180 - ... molested in their persons, nor shall their houses or goods be burnt, or otherwise destroyed, nor their fields wasted, by the armed force of the enemy...