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" In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. "
Benjamin Franklin - Page 55
by Paul Elmer More - 1900 - 139 pages
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The historical, biographical and poetical reader; or, Scholar's companion

John Laurie Blake - 1862
...in his wise providence, otherwise determine. , Dr Franklin says, in his own life, in order to insure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care, not only to be really industrious and frugal, but also to avoid every appearance of the contrary. I was plainly dressed,...
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Annals of Industry and Genius

Biography - 1863 - 298 pages
...With what care and diligence he proceeded to establish his credit as a good tradesman he tells us: — "I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid the appearances to the contrary. I dressed plain, and was seen at no places of idle diversion : I never...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography, with ...

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - 1866 - 256 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid the appearances to the contrary. I dressed plain, and was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1868 - 409 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary, I drest plainly ; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1868 - 409 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary, I drest plainly ; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

John Bigelow - 1875 - 579 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary, I drest plainly ; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Volume 1

John Bigelow - 1875
...in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary, I drest plainly ; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never went out a fishing or shooting ; a book, indeed, sometimes debauch'd me from my work, but that was seldom, snug,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 pages
...tradesman, not only to be industrious and frugal, bat to appear so. " I dressed plain," he says, " and was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never went out a fishing or shooting; a book, indeed, sometimes debauched me from my work, but that was seldom, was...
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Selections from American Authors: A Reading Book for School and Home ...

Samuel Eliot - 1879 - 410 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...seen at no places of idle diversion. I never went out a fishing or shooting: a book indeed sometimes debauched me from my work, but that was seldom, was...
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History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 2

John Thomas Scharf, Thompson Westcott - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1884 - 2399 pages
...(after purchasing the Gazette) " gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be In reality Industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Idle places of diversion ; I never...
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