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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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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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Poor Richard's Almanack

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 2004 - 302 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 all his Cautions, and their own...
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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Gordon S. Wood - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 299 pages
...Father Abraham's harangue, says Franklin's Richard Saunders persona, the audience heard his counsel, "approved the Doctrine, and immediately practised...contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon." When the auction finally opened, "they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding his Cautions and...
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Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth: Being a 21st Century Treatise on What It ...

Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo - Self-Help - 2004 - 121 pages
...gentleman ended his harrangue. 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 his cautions and their own fear...
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Benjamin Franklin's Humor

Paul Zall - Social Science - 2005 - 186 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 all his Cautions, and their own...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...gentleman ended Ms 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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Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

Ralph Frasca - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 295 pages
...However, Father Abraham's teachings, like those of some Christian ministers, failed to inspire. "The People heard it and approved the Doctrine, and immediately...contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon," Father Abraham lamented. Nonetheless, Franklin remained firmly committed to his method of encouraging...
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The Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance

Benjamin Franklin - Business & Economics - 2006 - 141 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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