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" So I sold some of my books to raise a little money, was taken on board privately, and as we had a fair wind, in three days I found myself in New York, near 300 miles from home, a boy of but 17, without the least recommendation to, or knowledge of any... "
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Selections from His Other Writings ... - Page 30
by Benjamin Franklin - 1908 - 386 pages
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Addresses Delivered at the Triennial Celebration ...

1824 - 706 pages
...ashore from on board of a little sloop at New York, a lad of only seventeen years old, without the least knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. A few days afterwards he is found buying threepence worth of rolls out of a baker's shop...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Philosophy - 1830 - 440 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. Worst of all, upon applying to the only printer likely to give him any employment, he found...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volume 1

George Lillie Craik - Education - 1830 - 452 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. Worst of all, upon applying to the only printer likely to give him any employment, he found...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also, Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - Industrial arts - 1840 - 492 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. Worst of all, upon applying to the only printer likely to give him any employment, he found...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Self-culture - 1845 - 778 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his ]ęcket. Worst of all, upon applying to the only printer likely to give him any employment, he...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

People - 1845 - 348 pages
...near three hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in hi* pocket. Finding no employment at this place, he proceeded to Philadelphia, a hundred miles further....
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Archimedes and Franklin: A Lecture, Introductory to a Course on the ...

Robert Charles Winthrop - Art and science - 1854 - 56 pages
...ashore from on board of a little sloop at New York, a lad of only seventeen years old, without the least knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. A few days afterwards he is found buying threepence worth of rolls out of a baker's shop...
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Reading lessons, ed. by E. Hughes, Book 2

Edward Hughes - 1855 - 468 pages
...hundred miles from home, at the age of seventeen, " without," as he says, " the least recommendation or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in my pocket." 4. Meeting with no employment at New York, Franklin boldly pushed on to Philadelphia, which was one...
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Memoirs of the Most Eminent American Mechanics: Also Lives of Distinguished ...

Henry Howe - Technology & Engineering - 1858 - 524 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the aee of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us. or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money iiihis pocket Worst of all, upon applying to the only renter likely to give him any employment, he...
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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik]. Continuation

George Lillie Craik - 1865 - 594 pages
...hundred miles from his home, at the age of seventeen, without the least recommendation, as he tells us, or knowledge of any person in the place, and with very little money in his pocket. Worst of all, upon applying to the only printer likely to give him any employment, he found...
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