delanceyplace.com 02/02/06 - ben franklin

In today's excerpt - the complex and brilliant Ben Franklin, quoted in an article noting the 300th anniversary of his birthday:

"Upon the whole," Franklin wrote in 1771, "I am much disposed to like the World as I find it, and to doubt my own Judgment as to what would mend it."

Edward Rothstein, quoting Benjamin Franklin is his article, "Knowing a Man (Ben Franklin) but Not Melons" The New York Times December 19, 2005, Arts & Entertainment


author:

Edward Rothstein

title:

'Knowing a Man (Ben Franklin) but Not Melons'

publisher:

The New York Times

date:

December 19, 2005

pages:

Arts & Entertainment
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JohnSmith

Saturday at 7:31pm
Gianni Russo is a liar, which makes this excerpt junk.