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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... "
The popular educator - Page 268
by Popular educator - 1852
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - 1818
...original, 1 discovered many faults and corrected them j but I sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate...encouraged me to think, that I might in time come to he a tolerabfe English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious. The time I alloted for writing exercises...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...but I sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language,...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin, William Duane - Statesmen - 1834
...form the full sentences and complete the subject This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...but I sometimes had the pleasure to fancy, that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language,...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the author by J. Sparks

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...that, in certain particulars of small consequence, 1 had been fortunate enough to improve the method or the language, and this encouraged me to think,...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - Industrial arts - 1844 - 482 pages
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...the method or the language ; and this encouraged me 1 3 think that I might, in time, come to be a tolerable English writer, of which I was extremely ambitious."...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

Henry Mead - 1845
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original I...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...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 pages
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...the language, and this encouraged me to think, that T might in time come to be a tolerable English writer; of which I was extremely ambitious. The time...
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Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America

James Wynne - 1850 - 356 pages
...thus with great modesty related by himself. "By comparing my work with the original, I discovered my faults and corrected them; but I sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in particulars of small consequence, I had been fortunate enough to improve the merit or the language,...
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Pleasant pages (by S.P. Newcombe). [With suppl., entitled] Fireside facts ...

Samuel Prout Newcombe - 1851
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teuch me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. " By comparing my work with the original,...I discovered many faults and corrected them ; but 1 sometimes had the pleasure to fancy that in certain particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate...
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The dawnings of genius exemplified and exhibited in the early lives of ...

Theodore Alois W. Buckley - 1853
...the full sentences and complete the subject. This was to teach me method in the arrangement of the thoughts. By comparing my work with the original,...faults, and corrected them ; but I sometimes had the pleasureto fancy that in particulars of small consequence I had been fortunate enough to improve the...
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