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20 morn Almanack ARKANSAS BALTIMORE better born Boston brother CALENDAR CALENDAR FOR CHARLESTON CALIFOR called Ch'ton Church common CONN continued Day of Month Day of Week dead DELPHIA Dog Star Eclipse England father FLORIDA fool FRANKLIN Full Moon GEORGIA give half hand head ILLI's INDIANA introduced invented IOWA JERSEY JOHN Jupiter KENTUCKY kind LAND Last Quarter learned living MAXIMS Mercury MEXICO MICHIGAN Miss MONTH Moon H. W. Rises Moon Rises MOON'S PHASES morn never New-York October OHIO ORLEANS PENN PHILA placed Pleiades POETRY poor POOR RICHARD reader Saturn SOURI Sun Moon H. W. Sun Rises Sun Sets Sun Sun Moon TENNES TEXAS things Venus sets VIRGINIA WASHINGTON wife WISCONSIN wise write YORK
Page iv - Prance, and great numbers bought by the clergy and gentry, to distribute gratis among their poor parishioners and tenants.
Page 56 - My proposal was to build a wharf there, fit for us to stand upon, and I showed my comrades a large heap of stones, which were intended for a new house near the marsh, and which would very well suit our purpose. Accordingly, in the evening, when the workmen were gone...
Page 55 - I was generally a leader among the boys, and sometimes led them into scrapes, of which I will mention one instance, as it shows an early projecting public spirit, though not then justly conducted.
Page 53 - ... then under the tapes. One of the children stood at the door to give notice if he saw the apparitor coming, who was an officer of the spiritual court. In that case the stool was turned down again upon its feet, when the Bible remained concealed under it as before.
Page 55 - My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church. My early readiness in learning to read (which must have been very early, as I do not remember when I could not read), and the opinion of all his friends, that I should certainly make a good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his. My uncle Benjamin, too, approved of it, and proposed to...
Page 60 - England with a press and letters to set up his business in Boston. I liked it much better than that of my father, but still had a hankering for the sea. To prevent the apprehended effect of such an inclination, my father was impatient to have me bound to my brother. I stood out some time, but at last was persuaded, and signed the indentures when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve as an apprentice till I was twenty-one years of age, only I was to be allowed journeyman's wages during the...
Page 57 - Maintained a large family comfortably ; And brought up thirteen children and seven grandchildren Reputably. From this instance, reader, Be encouraged to diligence in thy calling, And distrust not Providence. He was a pious and prudent man, She a discreet and virtuous woman.
Page 60 - I escaped being a poet, most probably a very bad one; but as prose writing has been of great use to me in the course of my life, and was a principal means of my advancement, I shall tell you how, in such a situation, 1 acquired what little ability I have in that way.
Page 59 - I continued thus employed in my father's business for two years, that is, till I was twelve years old; and my brother John, who was bred to that business, having left my father, married, and set up for himself at Rhode Island, there was all appearance that I was destined to supply his place, and become a tallow-chandler.