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" Thus the old gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine, and immediately practised the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon ; for the auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly. "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ... - Seite 245
von Benjamin Franklin - 1831 - 290 Seiten
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The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon;....auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly. I found the good man had thoroughly studied my almanac and digested all I had 10 dropped on these topics...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: with introduction and notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1921 - 249 Seiten
...doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon. For the vendue opened and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding...his cautions and their own fear of taxes. I found ohe good man had thoroughly studied my almanacs and digested all I had dropped on those topics during...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Band 6

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1922
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon. For the vendue opened and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions and their own fear...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - 1986 - 430 Seiten
...multitude in Franklin's pamphlet. "Thus the old Gentleman ended his Harangue," writes Poor Richard. "The People heard it, and approved the Doctrine and...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon; for the Vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his Cautions, and their own...
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The Puritan and the Cynic: Moralists and Theorists in French and American ...

Jefferson Humphries - 1987 - 124 Seiten
...interesting than anything he says is Richard's conclusion. Thus the old Gentleman ended his Harangue. The People heard it, and approved the Doctrine, and...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon; for the Vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his Cautions, and their own...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...will not hear Reason, she'll surely rap your Knuckles." Thus the old Gentleman ended his Harangue. The People heard it, and approved the Doctrine, and...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon; for the Vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding, his Cautions and their own Fear...
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Revolutions Revisited: Two Faces of the Politics of Enlightenment

Ralph Lerner - 1994 - 136 Seiten
...we to suspend our disbelief and join in the spirit of the fiction, we should hardly man's harangue: "The People heard it, and approved the Doctrine, and...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon." Franklin, Preface to Poor Richard Improved (1758), Papers 7:350. 7. Franklin, "Silence Dogood," no....
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - 1998 - 361 Seiten
...piece contains. There the audience which hears Father Abraham's exhortations to industry and frugality 'approved the Doctrine, and immediately practised...contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon'. Only Poor Richard himself, the source of the wisdom, is persuaded. Franklin's own attitude toward the...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...an economic policy.37 Franklin jokes himself that, upon hearing Father Abraham's speech, the people "approved the Doctrine, and immediately practised...the contrary, just as if it had been a common Sermon . . ." (7:350). 38 There are, of course, hints and suggestions of Franklin's view to be found beneath...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 Seiten
...gentleman ended his harangue. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon; for the vendue opened, and they began to buy extravagantly, notwithstanding all his cautions, and their own...
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