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" Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practised the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon ; for 'the auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly. "
The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr ... - Page 457
by Benjamin Franklin - 1806
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Treasures from the Prose World: With Biographical Sketches

Frank McAlpine - American prose literature - 1886 - 400 pages
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon;...extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied Almanack, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The...
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Benjamin Franklin as a Man of Letters

John Bach McMaster - Authors, American - 1887 - 293 pages
...will surely rap your knuckles, as Poor Richard says." Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately...extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my almanacs, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...will surely rap your knuckles, as Poor Richard says." Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine; and immediately...extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my Almanacs, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The...
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Masterpieces of American Literature: Franklin, Irving, Bryant, Webster ...

John Kneeland, Henry Nathan Wheeler - American literature - 1891 - 462 pages
...will not hear reason, she 'II surely rap your knuckles. Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine; and immediately...contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon. For the vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions, and their own...
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AMERICANISMS AND BRITICISMS WITH OTHER ESSAYS ON OTHER ISMS

BRANDER MATTHEWS - 1892
...maxims were all massed together, Franklin tells us that "thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine; and immediately...contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon." 1890 THREE AMERICAN ESSAYISTS -•HOEVER wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...will surely rap your knuckles,' as Poor Richard says." Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine; and immediately practised the contrary, jut u if it had been a common sermon; for the «action opened and they began to bay extravagantly....
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Literature of the revolutionary period,1765-1787

Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson - American literature - 1894
...will surely rap your knuckles, as Poor Richard says." Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine ; and immediately...extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my Almanacs, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The...
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Hazen's Fourth Reader

Marshman William Hazen - Readers - 1895 - 420 pages
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon...auction opened and they began to buy extravagantly. 1. Maintains, fineries, knick-knacks, straitening, contempt, superfluities, sneaking, veracity, deprives,...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 15

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine; and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon;...thoroughly studied my Almanacks, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twentyfive years. The frequent mention he made of me must...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Readers - 1896 - 206 pages
...further that, If you will not hear Reason, she will surely rap your knuckles, as Poor Richard says." just as if it had been a common sermon ; for the auction...extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my almanacs, and digested all I had dropped on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The...
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