Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, Band 2


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Seite 488 - Don't give too much for the whistle
Seite 489 - you are providing pain for yourself instead of pleasure; you give too much for your whistle.
Seite 472 - And over fields where scattered hamlets rose In barren solitary pomp repose ? Have we not seen at pleasure's lordly call The smiling long-frequented village fall ? Beheld the duteous son, the sire decayed, The modest matron, and the blushing maid, Forced from their homes, a melancholy train, "*'' To traverse climes beyond the western main ; Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thundering sound?
Seite 229 - To the King's Most Excellent Majesty: Most Gracious Sovereign: We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the...
Seite 121 - ... consideration, I put down under the different heads short hints of the different motives, that at different times occur to me, for or against the measure. When I have thus got them all together in one view, I...
Seite 489 - Yet I ought to have charity for these unhappy people, when I consider, that with all this wisdom of which I am boasting, there are certain things in the world so tempting, for example, the apples of King John, which happily are not to be bought; for if they were put up to sale by auction, I might very easily be led to ruin myself in the purchase, and find that I had once more given too much for the whistle. Adieu, my dear friend, and believe me ever yours, very sincerely and with unalterable affection.
Seite 360 - We must be unanimous ; there must be no pulling different ways; we must all hang together." "Yes," replied Franklin, "we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Seite 120 - When those difficult cases occur, they are difficult, chiefly because, while we have them under consideration, all the reasons pro and con are not present to the mind at the same time ; but sometimes one set present themselves, and at other times another, the first being out of sight.
Seite 22 - Treat your wife always with respect ; it will procure respect to you, not only from her, but from all that observe it. Never use a slighting expression to her, even in jest ; for slights in jest, after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest.
Seite 322 - They, who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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