The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, Volumen 10

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Página 21 - I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country ; he is a bird of bad moral character ; he does not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the...
Página 135 - The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments ' and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England, together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches ; and the form or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons.
Página 32 - This advice, thus beat into my head, has frequently been of use to me; and I often think of it, when I see pride mortified, and misfortunes brought upon people by their carrying their heads too high.
Página 239 - God grant, that not only the love of liberty, but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man, may pervade all the nations of the earth ; so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface, and say, This is my country...
Página 22 - He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a /r^/coat on.
Página 258 - But the Tide was too strong against us. The nation was provoked by American Claims of Independence, and all Parties joined in resolving by this act to settle the point.
Página 175 - Sir I received the Letter you did me the honor of writing to me, and am much obliged by your kind present of a book.
Página 103 - Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist. And, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine ; hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected.
Página 238 - Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.* Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy, 13 Nov.
Página 184 - I shall only give you my opinion, that, though your reasonings are subtile, and may prevail with some readers, you will not succeed so as to change the general sentiments of mankind on that subject, and the consequence of printing this piece will be, a great deal of odium drawn upon yourself, mischief to you, and no benefit to others. He that spits against the wind, spits in his own face.

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