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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    google "benjamin franklin" 1758
    Franklin ceased writing for Poor Richards Almanc - a change of direction in his life. The autobiography was written later on.

    So "writen in fits between" here = write uncontinuously, correct?

    It means firstly he wrote it until 1758 and ceased (to write Poor Richard's Almanacks) and started writing his autobiography again in 1771 and 1790 in France, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    google "benjamin franklin" 1758
    Franklin ceased writing for Poor Richards Almanc - a change of direction in his life. The autobiography was written later on.

    So "writen in fits between" here = write uncontinuously, correct?

    It means firstly he wrote it until 1758 and ceased (to write Poor Richard's Almanacks) and started writing his autobiography again in 1771 and 1790 in France, right?
    He wrote the Almanac until 1758, his autobiography 1771-1790.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Ah, when writer wrote "Franklin scholar Russel B. Nye termed his subject "the first apostle of frugality and the patron saint of savings accounts".

    Does "termed his subject" here mean that Russel B. Nye named Franklin as "the first...."?

    and "Franklin scholar Russel B. Nye" equals to Russel B. Nye who has studied the life of Franklin, correct?

    :)
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    Sounds good.

    Franklin functions as an adjective, defining what kind of scholar. He, Russel B. Nye, conducts research/studies Franklin. :D He is a Franklin scholar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    Ah, when writer wrote "Franklin scholar Russel B. Nye termed his subject "the first apostle of frugality and the patron saint of savings accounts".

    Does "termed his subject" here mean that Russel B. Nye named Franklin as "the first...."?

    and "Franklin scholar Russel B. Nye" equals to Russel B. Nye who has studied the life of Franklin, correct?

    :)
    Sounds good.

    Franklin functions as an adjective, defining what kind of scholar. He, Russel B. Nye, conducts research/studies Franklin. :D He is a Franklin scholar.[/quote]

    Thank you so much Ms. Casiopea. I do appreciate the compliment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    He wrote the Almanac until 1758, his autobiography 1771-1790.
    From the context in the book it says:

    The Autobiography was then published, but covered his life only up to 1758. It had been written in fits between 1771 and 1790 while he was living in France.

    and from the other source, it says:

    The Autobiography, however, breaks off in 1757; it is left unfinished.

    The Autobiography itself was written in three different times: 1771 in England, 1783-83 in France, and 1788 in America. If Franklin meant to complete it, he died before he got the chance.


    So, this means:

    Franklin wrote his autobiography several times during 1771-1790 but it covered his life up to 1758.

    agree? :D

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    How about this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by beeja
    Ah, one more question.

    Franklin's Autobiography is an up-by-the-bootstraps story representing the freedom to crate and prosper that is the essence of American morality. Yet given the authorís great sense of humor, his chameleon qualities, and his skill at self-promotion, it would be naÔve to take The Art of Virtue or the Autobiography as oneís gospel. Reverence is not a very Franklinesque trait.

    I don't understand the red text. It's quite confusing.

    Pls explain.

    tks,

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