The Writings of Benjamin Franklin: 1750-1759

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Macmillan, 1905 - 483 Seiten
 

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To Peter Collinson May 21 1751
49
To William Strahan June 28 1751
52
To Jared Eliot September 12 1751
56
To Mrs Jane Mecom October 24 1751
57
To Jared Eliot December 10 1751
59
To Samuel Johnson D D December 24 1751
61
Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind 1751
63
To James Bowdoin January 24 1752
73
To Jared Eliot February 4 1752
77
To E Kinnersley March 2 1752
78
30
81
To Cadwallader Colden April 23 1752
82
To Cadwallader Colden May 14 1752
87
To Edward and Jane Mecom May 21 1752
89
To Samuel Johnson D D July 2 1752 91
91
To Susanna Wright July 11 1752
93
To William Strahan August 8 1752
94
To John Perkins August 13 1752
95
To Cadwallader Colden September 14 1752
97
To Peter Collinson October 19 1752
99
Preface to Poor Richard Improved October 1752 IOO 146 To Edward and Jane Mecom November 14 1752 IOI 147 To John Franklin December 8 1...
103
To Cadwallader Colden January 1 1753
105
To John Perkins February 4 1753
107
32
114
To James Bowdoin February 28 1753
122
To Jared Eliot April 12 1753
123
To James Bowdoin April 12 1753
125
To William Smith April 19 1753
126
To Jared Eliot May 3 1753
129
To William Smith May 3 1753
131
To Richard Jackson May 5 1753
133
To William Strahan May 9 1753
142
To Joseph Huey June 6 1753
143
To Peter Collinson June 26 1753
146
To William Franklin July 23 1753
147
To Peter Collinson September 1753
148
To James Bowdoin October 18 1753
163
40
165
Preface to Poor Richard 1754 October 1753
167
To Thomas Clap November 8 1753
169
To Peter Collinson November 23 1753
171
Meteorological Observations November 1753
187
To William Smith November 27 1753
189
By James Alexander of New York with Franklins Answer 1753 171
190
To James Bowdoin December 13 1753
191
To Peter Collinson April 18 1754
193
To William Strahan April 18 1754
195
Papers relating to a Plan of Union of the Colonies June 1754
197
To Cadwallader Colden August 30 1754
229
To Richard Peters September 17 1754
230
Three Letters to Governor Shirley December 17 18
231
To Peter Collinson December 29 1754
243
To Miss Catherine Ray March 4 1755
249
To John Lining March 18 1755
253
Physical and Meteorological Observations Conjectures and Suppositions 1753 175
254
To James Wright June 26 1755
260
To Miss Susanna Wright June 1755
261
To Peter Collinson June 26 1755
265
To M Dalibard June 29 1755
271
To James Wright July 3 1755
273
To Peter Collinson August 27 1755
275
To Jared Eliot August 31 1755
281
To Miss Catherine Ray September 11 1755
283
To John Hancock September 11 1755
285
To William Strahan October 7 1755
287
To Miss Catherine Ray October 16 1755
290
To William Shirley October 23 1755
291
To Richard Patridge October 25 1755
292
To James Read November 2 1755
295
An Act for the better ordering and regulating such as are willing and desirous to be united for military purposes
296
45
302
To William Strahan November 27 1755
303
To Mrs Deborah Franklin January 30 1756
326
To Mrs Deborah Franklin January 31 1756
327
To Mrs Jane Mecom February 12 1756
328
To Miss E Hubbard February 23 1756
329
To Timothy Horsefield March 1 1756
330
To Mrs Deborah Franklin March 21 1756
331
To Mrs Deborah Franklin March 30 1756
332
To Mrs Jane Mecom June 28 1756
333
To Mrs Jane Mecom June 28 1756
335
To William Parsons June 28 1756
336
To William Strahan July 2 1756
337
To Rev George Whitefield July 2 1756
338
To William Strahan July 27 1756
340
To Thomas Pownall August 19 1756
341
To George Washington August 19 1756
343
To Miss Catherine Ray August 26 1756
344
To Peter Collinson November 5 1756
345
To Mrs Deborah Franklin November 13 1756
350
231
351
To Peter Collinson December 19 1756
352
To Edward and Jane Mecom December 30 1756
356
To William Strahan December 31 1756
357
Plan for settling two Western Counties in North America with Reasons for the Plan 1756 1754
358
To Peter Collinson January 31 1757
366
To Robert Charles February 1 1757
367
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369
Report of the Committee of Aggrievances of the Assembly of Pennsylvania February 22 1757
370
241
377
243
378
To Samuel Hazard April 11 1757
379
245
381
To Colonel Henry Bouquet April 14 1757
382
247
383
To John Lining April 14 1757
385
To Mrs Jane Mecom April 19 1757
391
52
393
57
395
252
397
To Isaac Norris May 30 1757
399
To Mrs Jane Mecom May 30 1757
403
To Mrs Deborah Franklin June 2 1757
405
79
406
The Way to Wealth Preface to Poor Richard Improved
407
July 7 1757
418
July 7 1757
419
To Mrs Deborah Franklin July 27 1757
421
To Mrs Deborah Franklin July 27 1757
423
To Miss Mary Stevenson May 4 1759
425
260
427
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428
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429
To Sir John Pringle December 21 1757
431
To Thomas Hubbard April 28 1758
437
To Mrs Deborah Franklin June 10 1758
439
To the Speaker and Committee of the Pennsylvania Assem bly June 10 1758
443
To John Lining June 17 1758
447
To Mrs Deborah Franklin September 6 1758
453
269
454
To Isaac Norris September 16 1758
455
To Hugh Roberts September 16 1758
457
To Mrs Jane Mecom September 16 1758
459
272
461
To James Bowdoin December 2 1758
463
273
470
To Israel Pemberton March 19 1759
471
To David Hall April 8 1759
475
292
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To Miss Mary Stevenson May 4 1759
478
To Dr William Heberden June 7 1759
479
To James Wright July 9 1759
483
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Seite 406 - A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail.
Seite 312 - And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let .him return and depart early from mount Gilead.
Seite 407 - If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting. The Indies have not made Spain rich, because her outgoes are greater than her incomes.
Seite 403 - How much more than is necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says.
Seite 401 - COURTEOUS READER : I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. This pleasure I have seldom enjoyed ; for, though I have been, if I may say it without vanity, an eminent author (of...
Seite 411 - This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom : but, after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry, and frugality, and prudence, though excellent things ; for they may all be...
Seite 218 - That the laws made by them for the purposes aforesaid shall not be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable to the laws of England, and shall be transmitted to the king in council for approbation as soon as may be after their passing ; and if not disapproved within three years after presentation, to remain in force.
Seite 402 - They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows. "Friends," says he, "and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might...
Seite 307 - Because n,o people can be truly happy, though under the greatest enjoyment of civil liberties, if abridged of the freedom of their consciences, as to their religious profession and worship...
Seite 411 - At present, perhaps, you may think yourselves in thriving circumstances, and that you can bear a little extravagance without injury, but — For age and want save while you may ; No morning sun lasts a whole day.

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