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Benjamin Franklin

Selections from autobiography, Poor Richard"s almanac, Advice to a young tradesman, The whistle, Necessary hints to those that would be rich, Motion for prayers, Selected letters

by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by Doubleday & McClure Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Maxims

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesLittle masterpieces, edited by Bliss Perry, Little masterpieces
    ContributionsPerry, Bliss, 1860-1954
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS746 .P4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 178 p., [1] leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24661518M
    LC Control Number12032512

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By age 16, Franklin was contributing essays under the pseudonym Silence Dogood to a newspaper published by his brother. Poor Richard's Almanack was a yearly pamphlet that Franklin wrote under the pseudonym fake name of "Richard Saunders", also known as "Poor Richard.

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It is in itself a wonderful illustration of the results possible to be attained in a land of unequaled opportunity by following Franklin's maxims.

But Galloway sided with the British during the Revolution and therefore had to flee from Philadelphia when the British troops withdrew. Philadelphia: Wm. The letters called for the restriction of the rights of colonists, which caused a firestorm after their publication by Boston newspapers.

Inhe was elected a Philadelphia alderman and a representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly, a position to which he was re-elected annually until Reproduction courtesy of the American Philosophical Society.

Franklin was deeply active in public affairs in his adopted city, where he helped launch a lending library, hospital and college and garnered acclaim for his experiments with electricity, among other projects.

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