Mr Matthew Adams, Seth Paint, Benjamin Franklin discussed on Harvard Classics

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Chapter two of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this Lebron recording is in the public domain recording by seth paint. This bookish inclination at length determined my father to make me a printer though he already had one son James of that profession in seventeen seventeen, my brother James returned from England with the press and letters to set up his business in Boston I. Liked it much better than that of my father but still had a hankering for the sea to prevent the apprehended effect of such an inclination. My father was impatient to have be bound to my brother I stood out some time but at last was persuaded and signed the indenture is when I was yet twelve years old I was to serve as. An apprentice till I was twenty one years of age. Only I was to be allowed journey men's wages during the last year in a little time I made great proficiency in the business and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better books. An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean often I. Sat up in my room reading the greatest part of the night when the book was borrowed in the evening and to be returned early in the morning listed should be missed or wanted. And after some time and ingenious tradesman Mr Matthew Adams who had a pretty collection of books and who frequented are printing house took notice of me invited me to his library and very kindly lent me such books as I chose to read..

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