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" ... their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection... "
Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Memoirs of His Early Life - Page 256
by Benjamin Franklin - 1810 - 274 pages
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 303 pages
...Sir, to find this fyftem approaching fo near to perfection as it does ; and I think it will aftonifh our enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear that our councils are confounded, like thofe of the builders of Babylon, and that our ftates are on the point of feparation, only to meet...
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Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life ..., Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1794
...Sir, to find this fyllem approaching fo near to perfection as it does; and I think it will aftonim our enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear that our councils are confounded, ISti thofe of the builders of Babylon, and that our:,. ftates are on the point of reparation, only...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear,...and that our states are on the point of separation, ony to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting each other's throats. Thus I consent, sir, to this...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 pages
...Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection asit does ; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear...hereafter for the purpose of cutting each other's throats. Tims 1 consent, Sir, to this constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does ; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear...throats. Thus, I consent, Sir, to this constitution be. cause I expect no better, and because I am not sure that this is not the best. The opinions I have...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Electronic books - 1815 - 324 pages
...find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does ; and I think it will astonish our Y2 enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear...the purpose of cutting each other's throats. Thus 1 consent Sir, to this constitution, because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that this...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818
...waiting with confidence to hear that our councils are confounded like those of the builders of Babel, and that our states are on the point of separation only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting one another's throats. Thus I consent, Sir, to this constitution because I expect no better, and because...
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The Republican Compiler: Comprising a Series of Scientific, Descriptive ...

A citizen of Pittsburgh - Electronic books - 1818 - 263 pages
...Sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does ; and i think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence, to hear that our councils are confoinded, like those of the builders of Babylon, and that our states are on the point of separation,...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear...throats. Thus I consent, sir, to this constitution, becanse I expect no better, and becanse I am not sure that this is not the best. The opinions 1 have...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear...throats. Thus I consent, sir, to this constitution, becanse I expect no better, and becanse I am not sure that this is not the best. The opinions I have...
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