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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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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 6

Charles Herbert Sylvester - Anthologies - 1922
...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. For the vendue opened and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions and their own fear...
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Reading and Living, Book 1

Howard Copeland Hill, Rollo La Verne Lyman - Readers - 1924
...his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the opposite; for the auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my almanac and mastered all I had said on these topics during the course of twenty-five years. The frequent...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...multitude in Franklin's pamphlet. "Thus the old Gentleman ended his Harangue," writes Poor Richard. "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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The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American ...

Jefferson Humphries - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 124 pages
...interesting than anything he says is Richard's conclusion. 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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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...will not hear Reason, she'll 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, his Cautions and their own Fear...
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Revolutions Revisited: Two Faces of the Politics of Enlightenment

Ralph Lerner - Political Science - 1994 - 136 pages
...suspend our disbelief and join in the spirit of the fiction, we should hardly man's harangue: "The People heard it, and approved the Doctrine, and immediately...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon." Franklin, Preface to Poor Richard Improved (1758), Papers 7:350. 7. Franklin, "Silence Dogood," no....
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...piece contains. There the audience which hears Father Abraham's exhortations to industry and frugality 'approved the Doctrine, and immediately practised...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon'. Only Poor Richard himself, the source of the wisdom, is persuaded. Franklin's own attitude toward the...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...an economic policy.37 Franklin jokes himself that, upon hearing Father Abraham's speech, the people "approved the Doctrine, and immediately practised...the contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon . . ." (7:350). 38 There are, of course, hints and suggestions of Franklin's view to be found beneath...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 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; for the vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions, and their own...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 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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