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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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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American prose literature - 1916 - 737 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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Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and ..., Part 1923

Charles Madison Curry, Erle Elsworth Clippinger - Children - 1921 - 693 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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Essays of Benjamin Franklin: Moral, Social and Scientific

University Press of the Pacific - Philosophy - 2001 - 188 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 63 their time, seemingly as regardless...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 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, seem279 ingly as regardless...
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... The American Educational Readers: First[-fifth] Reader

Readers - 1873
...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 gnat, the other a mosquito ; in which dispute they spent their time, as regardless of the...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, and Other Papers

Benjamin Franklin - 189? - 308 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 Beauties of Franklin: Consisting of Selections from His Works

Benjamin Franklin - 1834 - 186 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, seeming as regardless...
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The American Educational Readers: Fifth Reader : Arranged and Graded for the ...

Readers - 1873 - 336 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 gnat, the other a mosquito ; in which dispute they spent their time, as regardless of the...
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