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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Introduction and Notes Edited

By: Charles W. Eliot

...turned to his former trade, and shortly set up a print ing house of his own from which he published “The Pennsyl vania Gazette,” to which he contrib... ...gent for the colony, this time to petition the King to resume the government from the hands of the proprietors. In London he actively opposed the pro ... ...e of French society; and with such success did he conduct the affairs of his country that when he finally returned he received a place only second to ... ... AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1706 1757 TWYFORD, at the Bishop of St. Asaph’s, 1771. The country seat of Bishop Shipley, the good bishop, as Dr. Franklin used to ... ...them for you. To which I have besides some other inducements. Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state o... ...t become eminent in it, and make his for tune by it, alleging that the best poets must, when they first began to write, make as many faults as he did... ... Whitefield, in leaving us, went preaching all the way thro’ the colonies to Georgia. The settlement of that prov ince had lately been begun, but, in... ... which I myself was an instance. I did not disapprove of the design, but, as Georgia was then destitute of materials and workmen, and it was pro pose... ...also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collec tion might be intended, had, by precaut...

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