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11 edition of Benjamin Franklin"s Humor found in the catalog.

Benjamin Franklin"s Humor

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, KY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1500 to c 1800,
  • Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • History - General History,
  • Franklin, Benjamin,,
  • United States - Revolutionary War,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • English,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • Biography,
  • United States - General,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • 1706-1790,
  • American wit and humor,
  • Quotations,
  • Statesmen,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationix, 186 p.
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8022556M
    ISBN 100813123712
    ISBN 109780813123714
    OCLC/WorldCa60776681

    But Franklin's passion for improvement was not spent exclusively upon himself. Benjamin Franklins Humor book first published it in December of and continued with one edition per year for the next 26 years. Zall traces the development of an acute sense of humor throughout the life of a great American. In his autobiography, Franklin wrote, "As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously. When Deborah's marriage failed, she and Franklin began living together as a married couple with William in Septemberan arrangement that protected them from bigamy charges that never materialized.

    Part Two has a particularly didactic tone because it is designed to educate using Franklin himself as a model. And as in the dark all Benjamin Franklins Humor book are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement. Despite being almost entirely self-taught, Franklin later helped found the school that became the University of Pennsylvania and received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, the College of William and Mary, the University of St. When the United States became a nation, none of the fathers of the country were any more concerned than Franklin with the question of pornography His satirical pieces "made 'em laugh" but also "made 'em think. He and James often disagreed, and finally Benjamin quit before his contract had expired.

    He returned to America six years later and made a trip of 1, miles to inspect postal affairs, but in he was again sent to England to renew the petition for a royal government for Pennsylvania, which had not yet been granted. Here's what the ratings mean: 5 —Solid. Franklin's tone at the beginning of the book is humble and indicative of a belief in utilitarianism. Post Office As deputy postmaster, Franklin visited nearly all the post offices in the colonies and introduced many improvements into the service.


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Benjamin Franklin"s Humor by Paul M. Zall Download PDF Ebook

By age 12, he was serving as an indentured apprentice at a printing shop owned by his brother, James. Benjamin Franklins Humor book, Franklin's style is terse and witty; he usually makes his points using as few words as possible, which in part leads to his tendency to create aphorisms.

During one particularly painful attack of gout, Franklin wrote a dialogue between himself and the gout. A few months after they landed, however, Denham died, and Keimer rehired Franklin as his manager.

Franklin often wrote and printed letters to himself, either to emphasize some truth or to ridicule some mythical but typical reader. He had four more children with that wife, and ten more children with Abiah, whom Josiah married after his first wife died.

Most of the people were semi-literate at best. The Autobiography never has one clearly defined audience.

Critical Essays Franklin’s Humor

The son soon sold his share, and Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklins Humor book left with his own business at the age of The U. Benjamin's period of formal schooling was less than two years, after which he was put to work in his father's shop at the age of Many of the witty, clever sayings associated with Franklin come from the pages of Poor Richard's Almanack.

Because he disliked his father's trade but loved reading, he was apprenticed at the age of 12 to his brother James, a printer. The humor in Part One is rich, varied, and relatively constant.

He jokingly suggests that Josiah ascribed to that same tradition in terms of children rather than money.

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Josiah taught Ben the crucial skill of debate, which would forever more come in handy. Ben, at the age of 12, signed a contract to work for James for the next eight years.

Cite Benjamin Franklins Humor book Literature Note Critical Essays Franklin's Humor Franklin's humor is so different from that which students may be used to that they are sometimes baffled when teachers speak glowingly of the humor suffusing the Autobiography.

For example, Franklin is the butt of the joke when he tells of Whitefield's eloquence that moved him to contribute to the proposed Georgia orphanages in spite of his resolutions not to do so.

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