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" We are, however, not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen of their sons, we will take great care of their education, instruct them... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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Pushing to the Front, Or Success Under Difficulties: A Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - Success - 1896 - 416 pages
...badly. They were not fit for hunters, warriors, or councilors ; they were totally good for nothing. "If the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them." In the great race of life common sense has the right of way. Wealth, a diploma, a pedigree, talent,...
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Pushing to the Front, Or, Success Under Difficulties: A Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1896
...badly. They were not fit for hunters, warriors, or councilors ; they were totally good for nothing. "If the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a dozen...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them." In the great race of life common sense has the right of way. Wealth, a diploma, a pedigree, talent,...
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An Introduction to the Study of Literature: For the Use of Secondary and ...

Edwin Herbert Lewis - American literature - 1899 - 410 pages
...are however not the less 60 obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it; and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them." 65 Having frequent occasions to hold councils, they have acquired great order and decency in conducting...
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The Many-sided Franklin

Paul Leicester Ford - History - 1899 - 516 pages
...are however not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it ; and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.' " In a more concrete form, too. Franklin testified to the slight value he placed upon college training....
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The Century: 1898, Volume 57

1899
...We are however not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it; and, to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them. son William and his nephew James were properly taught, but he sent neither to a university. When William...
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Poor Richard's Almanac

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 1900 - 132 pages
...less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it ; and to show our grateful sense 66 of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia will send us a...make men of them." Having frequent occasions to hold councils, they have acquired great order and decency in conducting them. The old men sit in the foremost...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 pages
...are, however, not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it ; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...make men of them." Having frequent occasions to hold councils, they have acquired great order and decency in conducting them. The old men sit in the foremost...
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Canadian Life in Town & Country

Henry James Morgan, Lawrence Johnstone Burpee - Canada - 1905 - 266 pages
...though we decline accepting it, and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia send us a dozen of their sons we will take great care...instruct them in all we know, and make men of them.' That was a delightful touch, in the concluding sentence, and one would give a good deal to have seen...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 pages
...are, however, not the less obliged by your kind offer, though we decline accepting it ; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...make men of them." Having frequent occasions to hold councils, they have acquired great order and decency in conducting them. The old men sit in the foremost...
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Homiletic Review, Volume 67

1914
...We are, however, not the less obliged for your kind offer, tho we decline to accept it; and to show our grateful sense of it, if the gentlemen of Virginia...instruct them in all we know and make men of them." (Franklin's Autobiography.) — St. Louis Christian Advocate. Knowledge at a Low Level Knowledge sometimes...
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