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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
FRANKLIN'S "ONLY AMUSEMENT"

The library afforded me the means of improvement by constant study, for which I set apart an hour or two each day and thus repaired in some degree the loss of the learned education my father once intended for me. Reading was the only amusement I allowed myself. I spent no time in taverns, games, or frolics of any kind; and my industry in my business continued as indefatigable as it was necessary. I was indebted for my printing house; I had a young family coming on to be educated; and I had to contend for business with two printers who were established in the place before me. My circumstances, however, grew daily easier. My original habits of frugality continuing, and my father, having, among his instructions to me when a boy, frequently repeated a proverb of Solomon, "Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men," I from thence considered industry as a means of obtaining wealth and distinction, which encouraged me, though I did not think that I should ever literally stand before kings, which, however, has since happened; for I have stood before five, and even had the honor of sitting down with one, the King of Denmark, to dinner.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Discussion
. 1. What habit of using the library did Franklin make? Have you a fixed habit of reading outside the school? 2. What kind of books do you think Franklin read? •3. What amusement did he allow himself? 4. What two habits combined to make Franklin's income increase? 5. What proverb did his habit of industry prove true? 6. What habits of saving have you? 7. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: repaired; degree; learned; education; frolics; contend; mean. 8. Pronounce: indefatigable; distinction.

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