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Page 201 - The Body of Benjamin Franklin Printer (Like the cover of an old book Its contents torn out And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost For it will (as he believed) appear once more In a new and more elegant edition Revised and corrected by The Author.* * The foregoing epitaph was written by Dr.
Page 12 - To see him setting out on a journey, was a matter truly curious: his first care was to put two or three eggs, boiled hard, into his great-coat pocket, or any scraps of bread which he found; baggage he never took; then, mounting one of his hunters, his next attention was to get out of London, into that road where turnpikes were the fewest.
Page 277 - Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal fubje&s the Commons of Great Britain, in Parliament aflembled, beg leave to return Your Majefty our humble thanks, for your moft gracious fpeech from the Throne.
Page 167 - ... did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more.
Page 16 - Forest ; and an old man and woman, his tenants, •were the only persons with whom he could hold any converse. Here he fell ill ; and as he would have no...
Page 87 - Queen could not be persuaded that it was his writing whose name was to it, but that it had some more mischievous author, and said with great indignation, that she would have him racked to produce his author, I replied : ' Nay, Madam, he is a doctor ; never rack his person, but rack his...
Page 162 - ... from his bones, they do not meddle with the thighs, or the parts where the great arteries are. At...
Page 33 - I was placed in, by living in a native family, I had an opportunity of feeing more of the nature and difpofition of the middling- fort of people, and their manners and cuftoms, than perhaps has fallen to the lot of moft travellers, I am induced to give the few obfervations I made during that period. The Perfians, with refpeft to outward behaviour, are certainly the Parifians of the Eaffl.