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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 Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 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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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Statesmen - 1848 - 468 pages
...says he, " I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid even appearances to the contrary. I dressed plain, and was seen at no places of idle diversion. I never went out a fishing, or shooting. A book, indeed, sometimes enticed me from my work ; but that was seldom, was...
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The life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Statesmen - 1848 - 468 pages
...passage from his own pen : — " In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman," says he, " I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid even 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

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - Statesmen - 1853 - 488 pages
...a partnership to him, 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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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...soc of AqttiTa Kose. 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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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1855
...adopted to procure a thriving business are best detailed in his own words. " In order," says he, " 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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The life of Benjamin Franklin: containing the Autobiography, with notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks, William Temple Franklin - Printers - 1856 - 612 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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Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography; with a Narrative of His Public Life ...

Benjamin Franklin, Horatio Hastings Weld - Biography & Autobiography - 1856 - 549 pages
...for the printing-house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care net 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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SELF-MADE MEN.

CHAS C. B. SEYMOUR - 1858
...says, " I took care to be not only in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid the appearances of the contrary. I dressed plain, 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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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin, William Duane - United States - 1859
...son of Aquila Rose. I began now gradually to рту off the debt I was un 1er for the printing house. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not oidy to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid the appearances to the contrary. I dressed...
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