Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin (volume 2)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJames Parton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... we are told, "assembled at the Cafe Procope, and wishing to render all the honors to the memory of the celebrated Franklin, which are so justly due to it, ordered all the glasses to be covered with crape, and the inner apartment to be hung with black. On the door towards the street, was the following inscription: "Fkankxin Est Most !* "At one end of the apartment was placed his bust, crowned with oak-leaves; and at the foot of the pedestal was engraven the word "VIR.f "Two cypresses elevated their melancholy branehes above it; ou the two sides, of it were the celestial and terrestial globes, charts, etc.; and under it, a serpent biting his tail, as an emblem of immortality. "Au orator read a simple but pathetic discourse, in which be recounted the benefits this illustrious Philosopher had conferred upon mankind; and, in order to honor his manes in a manner still more worthy of him, on the following day, a quantity of bread bought by subscription, in which every one was eager to concur, was distributed among the people." Such honors were paid in France to the memory of Franklin. One tear of Jane Mecom, sorrowing at her house in Boston for the loss of the best of brothers, was worth them all. "Who that know and love you," she had written to him in her last letter, "can bear the thought of surviving you in this gloomy world?" She rejoined him four years after, aged eighty-two. CHAPTER YH. SINCE. I Would fain continue my story by following this vivid Intelligence into the land of spirits. Would that I could tell the reader where the great soul of Franklin went, at eleven o'clock in the evening of April 17th, 1790, when it glided so silently from its * Franklin id dead. t A Latin word meaning, one who is eminently t Ma v. ruined tenement of clay! Where is it...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... we are told, "assembled at the Cafe Procope, and wishing to render all the honors to the memory of the celebrated Franklin, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.63 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503454

ISBN - 13:9780217503457

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