Putnam's Home Cyclopedia

Putnam's Home Cyclopedia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Rhine in 1806, he renounced the title of Roman emperor and German king, and resigned the government of the German empire. D. 1835. FRANCKLIN, Thomas, was the son of the printer of the celebrated antiministerial paper culled " The Craftsman," and b. in 1721. He was educated at Westminister school and Trinity college, Cambridge; became Greek professor at Cambridge; obtained successively the livings of Ware, Tunbridge, and lirasted, and was made king's chaplain. He translated Lucian, Sophocles, and other classic authors; wrote a u Dissertation on Ancient Tragedv," four volumes of "Sermons," "The Lurl of Warwick," and various other dramas. D. 1784. FRANCES, or FRANKEN. Francis. There were two eminent Dutch painters of this name, father and son; distinguished for the beauty of their scriptural pieces. The elder Franks d. ItSlO; the other lf42. FRANKLIN, Benjamin, an eminent philosopher and politician, was b. at Boston, 1706. His father, who had emigrated from England, was a tallowchandler; and Benjamin, the fifteenth of seventeen children, was apprenticed to his elder brother, a printer and pubUsher of a newspaper at Boston. His early passion for reading, which he had always manifested, was now gratified; and lie was uble also, through the medium of the newspaper, to try bis powers at literary composition. Some political articles in this journal having offended the general court of the colony, the pub lisher was imprisoned, and forbidden to continue it. To elude this prohibition, young Franklin was made the nominal editor, and his indentures were ostensibly cancelled. After the release of his brother, he took advantage of this act to assert his freedom, and thus escaped from a severity of treatment...show more

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  • Paperback | 636 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236901134
  • 9781236901132