Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February, 1852 by AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Harper's New Monthly Magazine, February, 1852


  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
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Benjamin Franklin entered upon his career as a public man when very near the middle of the active portion of his life. His history, therefore, naturally divides itself into two equal portions, each entirely distinct from the other. Until the age of about thirty-five he was simply a Philadelphia mechanic, discharging his duties, however, in that capacity so gracefully and with such brilliant success, as to invest industry, and frugality, and all the other plain and unpretending virtues of humble life with a sort of poetic charm which has been the means of commending them in the most effectual manner, to millions of his countrymen.