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" Then I compared my Spectator with the original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected them. But I found I wanted a stock of words, or a readiness in recollecting and using them... "
The Stoddard Library: A Thousand Hours of Entertainment with the World's ... - Page 261
by John Lawson Stoddard - 1913
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Benjamin Franklin: Biographical Overview and Bibliography

Christopher J. Murrey - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 240 pages
...expressed before, in any suitable words that should come to hand. Then I compared my Spectator with the original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected...if I had gone on making verses; since the continual occasion for words of the same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...expressed before, in any suitable words that should come to hand. Then I compared my Spectator with the original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected...if I had gone on making verses; since the continual occasion for words of the same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...expressed before, in any suitable words that should occur to me. Then I compared my "Spectator" with the original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected...search for words of the same import, but of different length to suit the measure or of different sound for the rhyme, would have laid me under a constant...
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A Passion for Learning: The Education of Seven Eminent Americans

Philip A. Cusick - Education - 2005 - 183 pages
...He would think about the events recounted, take notes, and see if he could improve on the writing. But "I found I wanted a stock of words, or a readiness...I thought I should have acquired before that time" (Franklin, 1793/ 1958, p. 13). He set about to remedy this lack and found himself in time "lucky enough...
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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 315 pages
...Stock of Words or a Readiness in finding & using what I had, which I thought I should have acquir'd before that time, if I had gone on making Verses, since the continual Occasion for Words of the same Import but of different Length, to suit the Measure, or of different...
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Children in Colonial America

James Alan Marten - History - 2007 - 253 pages
...expressed before, in any suitable words that should come to hand. Then I compared my Spectator with the original, discovered some of my faults, and corrected...if I had gone on making verses; since the continual occasion for words of the same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different...
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The Library of Benjamin Franklin

Edwin Wolf, Kevin J. Hayes - Reference - 2006 - 966 pages
...suitable Words that should come to hand. "Then I compar'd my Spectator with the Original, discover'd some of my Faults and corrected them. But I found...recollecting and using them, which I thought I should have acquir'd before that time, if I had gone on making Verses, since the continual Occasion for Words of...
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The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin: 1757-1790

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 480 pages
...suitable words that should come to hand. Then I compared my Spectator with the original, discover'd some of my faults, and corrected them. But I found...if I had gone on making verses; since the continual occasion for words of the same import, but of different length, to suit the measure, or of different...
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