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" Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action;... "
The Companion: After-dinner Table-talk - Page 31
by Robert Conger Pell - 1850 - 192 pages
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1146 pages
...saw the introductory Words, Without Vanity I may say, See. but some vain thing immediately follow'd. me. But now my Heart is made they Censar trim, Full...for cleaning cloth. 67. Print: image. 66. pinkt: ad & to others that are within his Sphere of Action: And therefore in many Cases it would not be quite...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 404 pages
...saw the introductory Words, Without Vanity I may say, &c. but some vain thing immediately follow'd. Most People dislike Vanity in others whatever Share...that it is often productive of Good to the Possessor & to others that are within his Sphere of Action: And therefore in many Cases it would not be quite...
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Thorstein Veblen: Theorist of the Leisure Class

John P. Diggins - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 308 pages
...practical passion. "Most people dislike vanity in others . . . but I give it fair quarter wherever 1 meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor. . . . And therefore ... it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the...
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Making History Matter

Robert Dawidoff - History - 2000 - 274 pages
...picture of the calculations of interest that might prove virtue's back door to the Madisonian house. "Most People dislike Vanity in others whatever Share...that it is often productive of Good to the Possessor & to others that are within his Sphere of Action."15 Indeed, Franklin's method of moral selfimprovement...
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Readings at the Edge of Literature

Myra Jehlen - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 254 pages
...Actions," he has claimed "I," "me," and "my" twenty-eight times. That number would not dismay him: "Most People dislike Vanity in others whatever Share...that it is often productive of Good to the Possessor & to others that are within his Sphere of Action." In fact he has come to think that "in many Cases...
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Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French ...

Jessica Riskin - History - 2002 - 368 pages
...Franklin likewise began his life's story by excusing the intrinsic vanity of the autobiographical project: "Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves," he wrote, "but I give it fair quarter wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - Enlightenment - 2003 - 496 pages
...the introductory words, 'Without vanity I may say,' etc., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 588 pages
...the introductory words, "Without vanity I may say," &c., but some vain thing immediately followed. Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere of action; and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 494 pages
...dislike . - . ' о / il vanitv in others, whatever share they have ol it themselves; but I give it lair quarter wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that...productive of good to the possessor, and to others that are within his sphere ol action; and therelore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd...
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Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics, Economics, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 446 pages
...saw the imroductory Words, Without I ansty I may say, &c hut some vain thing immediately follow'd. Most People dislike Vanity in others whatever Share they have of it themselves, hut I give it fair Quarter wherever I meet with it, heing persuaded that it is often productive of...
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