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By trad- ing and borrowing, he managed to secure other volumes.
The first book which Franklin read was Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress".
Eng- land sought to meet the expenses of the French-Indian war by this tax.
Frank- lin's efficient representation and effective pleading secured its repeal in 1766. A life of leisure, and a life of laziness, are two things.
He kept plugging away at his trade of printer, and entered into busi- ness ventures with other men, all of which proved rapid failures. Coincidently, De- borah Read's husband died and Franklin took her to wife. An hundred thieves cannot strip one naked man, especially if his skin's off.
The young couple had to live on close margin for a few years. His homely, trite, common-sense sayings achieved wide popularity and each succeeding issue found more sub- scribers than its predecessor. 39.* A new truth is a truth, an old error is an error, though Clodpate won't al- low either. Anger and folly walk cheek by jole; repentance treads on both their heels. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. Anger warms the invention, but over- heats the oven. An honest man will receive neither money nor praise, that is not his due.
Mus- schenbroeck, a German, came forth with the discovery of the Ley den jar. When Franklin was 27 years of age, he evolved the idea which opened the road to fame and for- tune. The general recognition and respect gained for Frank- lin through the Almanack gave him the 8 POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK. This sphere of activity was greatly to his lik- ing. He held important offices and intro- duced many splendid reforms into the municipal government. Frank- lin immediately devoted himself to a study of electricity. A man without ceremony has need of great merit in its place. Ambition often spends foolishly what avarice had wickedly collected. The subject proved to interesting, so full of possibilities that he sold out his printing business in order to devote his entire effort to the new field.