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" 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... "
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ... - Page 9
by Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818 - 566 pages
...was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age ; my father intending to devote me, as the tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. My early...a good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his. My uncle Benjamin too approved of it, and proposed to give me his short-hand volumes of sermons,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Philosophers - 1818 - 566 pages
...was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age ; my father intending to devote me, as the tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. My early...of all his friends, that I should certainly make a ' In the island of Nantucket. good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his. My uncle Benjamin...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 558 pages
...service of the church. My early readiness in learning to read (which must have been very early, and I do not remember when I could not read) and the opinion of all my friends, that I should certainly make a good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his. My...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 556 pages
...Jb'ulg'icr. 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 tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. My early readiness in learning to read (which must...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 2

Great Britain - 1818 - 708 pages
...his father Josiah, not only sent Benjamin to school at eight years old, but intended to devote him " as the tithe of his sons to the service of the church." However, the narrowness of his father's circumstances having prevented this ; at the age of ten he...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1818 - 590 pages
...his father Josiah, not only sent Benjamin to school at eight years old, but intended to devote him " as the tithe of his sons to the service of the church." However, the narrowness of his father's circumstances having prevented this; at the age of ten he was...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1834 - 682 pages
...Folgi'er. 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 tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. My early readiness in learning to read, (which must...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 674 pages
...Folger." f 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 tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. • In the island of Nantucket. f The poem, if such...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - Statesmen - 1848 - 676 pages
...Folger." f 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 tythe of his sons, to the service of the church. * In the island of NantuckeU f The poem, if such it...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 522 pages
...knowledge and other indications of bright parts, prompted a disposition in his father "to devote Benjamin, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the church." With this view, Benjamin, at the age of eight years, was sent to a grammar-school, where his progress...
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