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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Samuel G Goodrich (1793-1860)

1. Chapter I
2. Chapter II
3. Chapter III
4. Chapter IV
5. Chapter V
6. Chapter VI
7. Chapter VII
8. Chapter VIII
9. Chapter IX
10. Chapter X
11. Chapter XI
12. Chapter XII
13. Chapter XIII
14. Chapter XIV
15. Chapter XV
16. Chapter XVI
17. A True Story
18. HANDSOME AND DEFORMED LEG
19. ADVICE TO A YOUNG TRADESMAN
20. NECESSARY HINTS TO THOSE THAT WOULD BE RICH
21. ON THE ART OF SWIMMING
22. PAPER. A POEM
23. PRELIMINARY ADDRESS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA ALMANAC, ENTITLED, "POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC, FOR THE YEAR 1758."
24. OBSERVATIONS ON WAR
25. THE WAY TO MAKE MONEY PLENTY IN EVERY MAN'S POCKET
26. MORALS OF CHESS
27. CONVERSATION OF A COMPANY OF EPHEMERÆ; WITH THE SOLILOQUY OF ONE ADVANCED IN AGE. TO MADAME BRILLIANT.

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Summary

This little book was intended for the education of school children and includes tales, sketches and anecdotes of his life written for the children of the mid 1800's and written in the English languge of that period. Each chapter has numerous questions intended for the the reader or the teacher to quiz themselves to see if they gathered the pertinent information. The quiz questions will not be recorded. Also part of this book are numerous short essays written by Franklin on various topics. These entertaining and insightful samples occupy sections 17 through 27.