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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 and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin, Ormond Seavey - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...Son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the Debt I was under for the PrintingHouse. — In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...I took care not only to be in Reality Industrious & frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...to possess them. Some of Franklin's formulations are evenhanded presentations of the need for both: In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...be in Reality Industrious and frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of idle Diversions; I never...
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Thorstein Veblen: Theorist of the Leisure Class

John P. Diggins - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 261 pages
...a sensitive instinct for comformity. "In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, 1 took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary." It was socially important, Franklin tells us, not to be seen carrying...
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Cultural Visions: Essays in the History of Culture

Penny Schine Gold, Benjamin C. Sax - Literary Collections - 2000 - 308 pages
...by securing his "character" — ie, "reputation" in eighteenth century usage — as a tradesman: "1 took care not only to be in Reality Industrious and frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of idle Diversion; I never...
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American History Told by Contemporaries: Building of the Republic ..., Volume 2

Albert Bushnell Hart - History - 2002 - 653 pages
...the son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to pay off the debt I was under for the printinghouse. 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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Sportsmen and Gamesmen

John Dizikes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 350 pages
...eighteenth century, even in its early years, can be characterized by the words of Benjamin Franklin. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman,...be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearance to the contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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You're Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery

Richard Stengel - Social Science - 2002 - 320 pages
...himself with a remarkable lack of self-consciousness. He writes of his early days in Philadelphia: "In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...I took care not only to be in Reality Industrious & frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary. I drest plainly; I was seen at no Places of...
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L'art d'enseigner la physique: les appareils de démonstration de Jean ...

Musée David M. Stewart, Lewis Pyenson, Jean-François Gauvin - Physics - 2002 - 218 pages
...and Other Writings..., p. 73, concernant l'attention que portait Franklin à son apparence sobre: « In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman,...I took care not only to be in Reality Industrious & frugal, but to avoid all Appearances of the contrary». 49. Lotbinière à Franklin, 10 mars 1755,...
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The Art of Teaching Physics: The Eighteenth-century Demonstration Apparatus ...

David M. Stewart Museum, Lewis Pyenson, Jean-François Gauvin - Physics - 2002 - 220 pages
...PBF. 4: 405. 4S. Franklin, "Autobiography," p. 73, for Franklin's attention to his plain appearance: "In order to secure my Credit and Character as a Tradesman. I took care not only to l>c in Reiility industrious & frugal, bur to avoid all Appearances of the Contrary'." communing in...
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Reforming Men and Women: Gender in the Antebellum City

Bruce Dorsey - History - 2002 - 299 pages
...example of an industrious and frugal artisan: In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesmen, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances of the contrary. I dressed plain and was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never...
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