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" I listened through curiosity to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation. I found, however, by some broken expressions that I heard now... "
The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin - Page 17
by Benjamin Franklin - 1811 - 182 pages
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Poor Richard's Almanac

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs, American - 1900 - 132 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscbeto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including the Private as Well as ..., Volume 7

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1904
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent June '5. A Poor German Sailor Subscription...
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The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and ..., Volume 1

Lionel Strachey - Wit and humor - 1905
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 366 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cotisin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin: 1777-1779. v. 8. 1780-1782

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1906 - 440 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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American Wit and Humor, Volume 1

Joel Chandler Harris - American wit and humor - 1907
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto ; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The Essay in American Literature, Issue 3

Adaline May Conway - American essays - 1914 - 127 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly, on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

American essays - 1914 - 508 pages
...to the discourse of these little creatures ; but as they, in their national vivacity, spoke three or four together, I could make but little of their conversation....disputing warmly on the merit of two foreign musicians, one a cousin, the other a moscheto; in which dispute they spent their time, seemingly as regardless...
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