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message 1: by Rod (new)

Rod My dad always said that the three books a boy should read are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I never did get to Ben, I guess I should make a point to read it just to honor the old man.


message 2: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u Rod wrote: "My dad always said that the three books a boy should read are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I never did get to Ben, I guess I should mak..."

There are far worse reasons to read a book.


message 3: by Trish (new)

Trish I loved this book.


message 4: by John (last edited Mar 08, 2017 03:56PM) (new)

John G Get it right. "there will be sleeping enough in the grave" is not in the autobiography but from Poor Richard's Almanack... Up, sluggard, and waste not life ; in
the grave will be sleeping enough.


message 5: by Darwin8u (last edited Mar 08, 2017 03:22PM) (new)

Darwin8u John wrote: "Get it right. "there will be sleeping enough in the grave" is not in the autobiography but from Poor Richard's Alamanack... Up, sluggard, and waste not life ; in
the grave will be sleeping enough."


Sure. Thanks. Fixed. And whilest we play pedant tennis... it is spelled Almanack (or often modernized to Almanac) not Alamanack. Although, I like the spelling Alamanack. It sounds like some Old Testament philomath prophet in the wilderness warning of getting up early and speaking ill of the Mare.


message 6: by John (new)

John G Only you did not correct it. And thanks for pointing out that extra a since I obviously don't know the correct spelling after looking up the full quote. https://archive.org/stream/poorrichar...


message 7: by Darwin8u (last edited Mar 08, 2017 10:03PM) (new)

Darwin8u John wrote: "Only you did not correct it. And thanks for pointing out that extra a since I obviously don't know the correct spelling after looking up the full quote. https://archive.org/stream/poorrichar......"

Meh, you bore me. Yes, you have now changed Alamanack to Almanack*. Good job. If that is where you want to hang your hat, hold your sword, prove your mettle, have at it. I'm just not that invested in the quote or you to care. Ciao.

* One of the benefits of quoting the person you are having a conversation with is the ability to retain what they said (and how they said it). All someone who cares (and I can't imagine anyone would) needs to do is see how you spelled it before and they can see you corrected it.

I'm not sure if you are a Troll or not, but I am unsure why you are Trolling this. You have no books except for Autobiography on your profile. Are you the secret defender of Ben Franklin? The keeper of his flame? His knight errant, chasing down misquotes and misattributions? Do you stay up late - oiling & caressing the spines of his thick, erotick almanacks (sic)? Fine. Just understand you need to be able to withstand, with dignity, the same criticisms you toss out.


message 8: by John (new)

John G Darwin8u wrote: "John wrote: "Only you did not correct it. And thanks for pointing out that extra a since I obviously don't know the correct spelling after looking up the full quote. https://archive.org/stream/poor..." If you can't handle your sloppy, lazy errors being pointed out then that is your problem and not mine. Starting your review with a quote that not only isn't in the book but cut and pasted from some bs quote site shows how closely you read it and how completely worthless your opinions about it are.


message 9: by Darwin8u (last edited Mar 08, 2017 07:39PM) (new)

Darwin8u John wrote: "Darwin8u wrote: "John wrote: "Only you did not correct it. And thanks for pointing out that extra a since I obviously don't know the correct spelling after looking up the full quote. https://archiv..."

So much anger. Did I sleep with your mother? Kill your cat? Sleep with your cat? Kill your mother?

Absolutely, I'm sloppy and lazy* (just ask everybody). I totally can handle that. You seem the one with some weird fetish for this quote OR my opinion. But keep at it. Perhaps tomorrow I'll care.

* I read Ben Franklin, I just don't follow all his advice.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

How dare you, Darwin8u....the travesty *sigh* of attributing a quote not from the book. I am not sure I can continue to be an ardent fan and follow you anymore for this unspeakable act. teeheehee :)


message 11: by Darwin8u (new)

Darwin8u T. wrote: "How dare you, Darwin8u....the travesty *sigh* of attributing a quote not from the book. I am not sure I can continue to be an ardent fan and follow you anymore for this unspeakable act. teeheehee :)"

T, tee, teeheehee,
Since I essentially write to please just you, you should probably demand more or ask for a refund.


message 12: by Philip brinson (new)

Philip brinson Good


message 13: by Philip brinson (new)

Philip brinson What do you mean Darwin8u
What do you mean Darwin8u


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