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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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resolution
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • This transaction fixed Ralph in his resolution of becoming a poet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It almost insensibly leads the youth into the resolution of endeavoring to become as good and eminent as the journalist.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • RESOLUTION.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mrs. Godfrey brought me afterward some more favorable accounts of their disposition, and would have drawn me on again; but I declared absolutely my resolution to have nothing more to do with that family.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Hitherto I had stuck to my resolution of not eating animal food, and on this occasion consider'd, with my master Tryon, the taking every fish as a kind of unprovoked murder, since none of them had, or ever could do us any injury that might justify the slaughter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Resolution, once become habitual, would keep me firm in my endeavors to obtain all the subsequent virtues; Frugality and Industry freeing me from my remaining debt, and producing affluence and independence, would make more easy the practice of Sincerity and Justice, etc., etc.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not one of his opposing friends appear'd, at which he express'd great surprize; and, at the expiration of the hour, we carry'd the resolution eight to one; and as, of the twenty-two Quakers, eight were ready to vote with us, and thirteen, by their absence, manifested that they were not inclin'd to oppose the measure, I afterward estimated the proportion of Quakers sincerely against defense as one to twenty-one only; for these were all regular members of that society, and in good…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I acquainted the House with what had pass'd, and, presenting them with a set of resolutions I had drawn up, declaring our rights, and that we did not relinquish our claim to those rights, but only suspended the exercise of them on this occasion thro' force, against which we protested, they at length agreed to drop that bill, and frame another conformable to the proprietary instructions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What good shall { 6 } day's business, and take the I do this day? { } resolution of the day; prosecute { 7 } the present study, and { } breakfast.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They liv'd together some time; but, he being still out of business, and her income not sufficient to maintain them with her child, he took a resolution of going from London, to try for a country school, which he thought himself well qualified to undertake, as he wrote an excellent hand, and was a master of arithmetic and accounts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I grew convinc'd that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life; and I form'd written resolutions, which still remain in my journal book, to practice them ever while I lived.  (not reviewed by editor)

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