Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin (Classic Reprint)

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At any rate, Franklin somehow acquired a ser viceable literary style, direct, concise, clear, strong, Simple, - unlike the elaborate, Latinized manner of most of the English writers of his day. Like very few eighteenth-century prose authors, he knew how to say a plain thing plainly, and felt the attractive ness of genuine Simplicity. In 1726, at the age of twenty, he was back again in Philadelphia at the printing business, making friends, gaining experi ence in affairs, getting command of himself and of the resources of the New World. Soon he had combined a general book-store with his printing othee. Then came the management and ownership of the Pennsylvania Gazette, to which from time to time be contributed popular articles on practical affairs and everyday ethics. He was but twenty-six when he began publishing Poor Richard's Almanac, which contributed greatly to his material success and lasting fame as a writer.

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