There was much he was incapable of doing without Franklin, and he prematurely cut off his ability to expand his business to the best jobs, like money-printing.
Keimer’s success or, at least, growth, while Franklin was away in London, proved to be advantageous to Franklin in the short term after Denham’s death and the sudden dissolution of Franklin’s new prospects.
This competition for business, along with the development of electricity, gas appliances and central heating, leads to the eventual decline of the traditional fireplace as a functional necessity for the home. Even today, more than 250 years later, you can find Franklin stoves in use around the world.
Bernard Cohen / Paperback: 288 pages / Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (1996)
Provides masterful accounts of the theoretical background of Franklin's science (especially his study of Newton), the experiments he performed, and their influence throughout Europe as well as the United States.
Benjamin Franklin’s essays on fart were other notorious yet famous works. These essays were prohibited from being published during his lifetime but after his death his friend Joseph Priestley took special interest in publishing them. Franklin faced many criticisms but be emerged as a graceful writer through all his hardships. He knew the trick to live a jovial life and bring out laughter in life’s most difficult situation.
However, to justify his stand, Franklin artfully used a rhetorical question: “Yet unsolicited as he was by me, how could I think his generous Offers insincere?” Here, instead of admitting his carelessness on trusting other people, Franklin shifted the arrow of blame to Governor, and made himself an innocent victim of deceptive Governor.
This site, created by Benjamin Franklin scholar J.A. Leo Lemay, initially was compiled as a resource for a biography of Franklin. It offers an all-comprehensive chronology of Franklin’s deeds and writings, largely drawn from the Papers of published by Yale University Press. Additionally, the site includes contextual information telling of events impacting Franklin’s immediate world, accounts of his participation in various assemblies, and references made to him in letters and in newspapers.
As Israelis had to wander through the desert for forty years, Franklin was also suggesting that Keimer would not be successful in the future and would not arrive at Canaan.
This PBS website derives from a three-part series on Benjamin Franklin’s life and work. Learn more about Franklin in his roles as exemplary citizen, prolific writer, eminent scientist, and worldly diplomat. Experience his most memorable accomplishmentsby making electric sparks, strolling down the streets of “Ben’s Town,” andsailing across the Atlantic. With lesson plans for teachers, an interactivetimeline, and a long list of resources, this site has something for all of Franklin’s admirers.
This British web site focuses on the history of the Industrial Revolution in the West between the years 1700 and 1830, and contains extensive primary and secondary resources on several important philosophers, inventors, and early industrialists, including essays on their relationship to Franklin. Materials from libraries, museums, and archives allows visitors to explore the lives of Joseph Priestley, Erasmus Darwin, and John Baskerville, among others – friends of Franklin, with whom he visited and corresponded for much of his adult life.
Also, if he had explicitly described why he was the fittest for the office, then the readers would have considered Franklin being ostentatious; however, through this understatement, Franklin cunningly escaped the mention his other adroitness and skills that made him the leader; Analysis by Slices “At length one mention’d me, with the Observation that I was merely an honest Man, and of no Sect at all; which revail’d with them to choose me” (487).
Produced by the Library of Congress, this website is an online version of an exhibition focusing on Franklin's achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman.
However, even without Franklin's stress on his achievement, the readers are well aware of the significance of his glories, and also that Franklin is deliberately skipping the description, and they conclude that Franklin was being modest.
When Franklin was appointed to be the Colonel of the Regiment, he plainly wrote: “The Officers meeting chose me to be Colonel of the Regiment, which I this time accepted” (509).