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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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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 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 dressed plainly ; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Conduct of life - 1909 - 249 pages
...sou of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay oif the de?;t 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 went...
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Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1909
...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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Franklins̓ Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1910 - 205 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,...took care not only to be in reality industrious and 1 This money had not the full value of the pound sterling. frugal, but to avoid all appearances to...
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The Wit and Humor of Colonial Days (1607-1800)

Carl Holliday - American literature - 1912 - 315 pages
...may be that he was a trifle too shrewd. He seems indeed a little too calculating when he declares, " 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 diversions. I never...
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The Wit and Humor of Colonial Days (1607-1800)

Carl Holliday - American literature - 1912 - 315 pages
...declares, " 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 diversions. I never went out afishmg or shooting; a book, indeed, sometimes debauched me from my work,...
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The Essentials of English Composition

James Weber Linn - English language - 1913 - 186 pages
...Compare the following: 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 dressed plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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Benjamin Franklin, Founder: The Remarkable Record of a Philadelphia ...

Early printed books - 1915 - 53 pages
...Previous to his marriage he had begun gradually to pay off the debt he "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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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American prose literature - 1916 - 737 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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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - Conduct of life - 1918 - 372 pages
...he, " make them scour the anchor." TN order to secure my credit and character as a trades-•• man, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. I dressed plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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