Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

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Derby & Jackson, 1859 - United States
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Page 137 - than admit the alteration of their charters and laws by parliament " They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." "B. FRANKLIN." HINTS. I doubt the regulating duties will not be accepted, without enacting them, and having the power of appointing the collectors in the
Page 6 - Then I compared my Spectator with an original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected them. But I found I wanted a stock of words, or a readiness in recollecting and using them, which I thought I should have acquired before that time, if 1 had gone on making verses; since the continual
Page 423 - truce or peace with Great Britain, without the formal consent of the other first obtained ; and mutually engage, not to lay down their arms until the independence of the United States shall have been formally or tacitly assured, by the treaty or treaties that shall terminate the war,
Page 193 - in the struggle, must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favour. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend ?—or do we imagine we no longer
Page 232 - or commissions of government) " have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects, to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever, as if they and every of them were born within the realm ;}" and are bound by the like allegiance as every other subject of the realm. Remarks. The settlers of colonies in America
Page 240 - lords, and commons had, have, and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the unrepresented provinces in all cases whatsoever." This will include spiritual with temporal, and taken together
Page 364 - still employed in experimental researches into nature, and of the success you meet with. The rapid progress true science now makes, occasions my regretting sometimes that I was born so soon : it is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the power of man over matter
Page 184 - of the enemy, into whose power, by the events of the war, they may happen to fall: but if any thing is necessary to be taken from them for the use of such armed force, the same shall be paid for at a reasonable price. And all merchant and trading vessels, employed in exchanging the products of different places,
Page 492 - drawn duo east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova. Scotia on the -one part, and east Florida on the other, shall respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic ocean; excepting such islands as now are or heretofore have been within the
Page 208 - stripped of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost, For it will (as he believed) appear once more, In a new, and more elegant edition, Revised and corrected by THE AUTHOR.

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