The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author, 第 7 卷
Childs & Peterson, 1840
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第 63 頁 - ... but now-a-days, we have scarce a little parson that does not think it the duty of every man within his reach to sit under his petty ministrations ; and that whoever omits them offends God.
第 318 頁 - America, an immense territory, favoured by Nature with all advantages of climate, soil, great navigable rivers, and lakes, &c. must become a great country, populous and mighty; and will, in a less time than is generally conceived, be able to shake off any shackles that may be imposed on her, and perhaps place them on the imposers.
第 61 頁 - I mean real good works ; works of kindness, charity, mercy, and public spirit; not holidaykeeping, sermon-reading or hearing ; performing church ceremonies, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments, despised even by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.
第 313 頁 - Every man in England seems to consider himself as a piece of a sovereign over America ; seems to jostle himself into the throne with the king, and talks of our subjects in the colonies.
第 61 頁 - He that for giving a draught of water to a thirsty person, should expect to be paid with a good plantation, would be modest in. his demands, compared with those who think they deserve heaven for the little good they do on earth.
第 59 頁 - His outward freedom : tyranny must be ; Though to the tyrant thereby no excuse. Yet sometimes nations will decline so low From virtue, which is reason, that no wrong, But justice, and some fatal curse annex'd, Deprives them of their outward liberty ; Their inward lost : witness the irreverent son Of him who built the ark ; who, for the shame Done to his father, heard this heavy curse, Servant of servants, on his vicious race.
第 168 頁 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
第 252 頁 - I have in a private capacity given just cause of offence to any one whatever), yet they are enemies, and very bitter ones; and you must expect their enmity will extend in some degree to you, so that your slightest indiscretions will be magnified into crimes, in order the more sensibly to wound and afflict me. It is therefore the more necessary for you to be extremely circumspect in all your behaviour, that no advantage may be given to their malevolence.
第 109 頁 - I have not far to go for an instance ; this very ground that is under me (striking it with his foot) was my land and inheritance and is taken from me by fraud.
第 61 頁 - I do not look upon myself as conferring favors, but as paying debts. In my travels, and since my settlement, I have received much kindness from men to whom I shall never have any opportunity of making the least direct return ; and numberless mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our services.