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" For instance, my breakfast was a long time bread and milk (no tea), and I ate it out of a twopenny earthen porringer with a pewter spoon. "
The Analectic Magazine ...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ... - Seite 444
1818
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 Seiten
...folding and stitching pamphlets, tending shop, purchasing old linen rags for the paper makers, &c. We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and simple, our furniture of the cheapest. 1 or instance, my breakfast was, for a long time, bread and milk, (no tea,) and I ate it out of a two...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1856 - 612 Seiten
...folding and stitching pamphlets, tending shop, purchasing old linen rags for the paper-makers, &,c. We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...time bread and milk (no tea), and I ate it out of a two penny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon. But mark how luxury will enter families, and make...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Bände 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...delightful peep into their way of living, and the love his wife had for him. " We kept," he says, " no idle servants, our table was plain and simple,...instance, my breakfast was for a long time bread and niilk (not tea), and I ate it out of a twopenny earthern porringer, with a pewter spoon. But mark how...
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Benjamin Franklin : His Autobiography: With a Narrative of His Public Life ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1859 - 549 Seiten
...stitching pamphlets, tending shop, purchasing old linen rags for the paperLIFE OF FRANKLIN. makers, &c. We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...cheapest. For instance, my breakfast was for a long tin»e bread and milk (no tea), and I ate it out of a twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon....
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Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1860 - 527 Seiten
...luxury. We have an English proverb, that says, — " Ho that would thrive Must ask his wife." servant ; our table was plain and simple ; our furniture of...spoon. But mark how luxury will enter families, and mako a progress in spite of principle : being called one morning to breakfast, I found it in a china...
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The Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - 1860 - 261 Seiten
...at this era of life, living beyond their income, he continued frugal. He said of himself and wife, " We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon." Thus he reduced to practice the couplet which he wrote : — " Vessels large may venture more, But...
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The Printer Boy: Or, How Ben Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth

William M. Thayer - 1861 - 261 Seiten
...at this era of life, live beyond their income, he continued frugal. He said of himself and wife : " We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon." Thus he reduced to practice the couplet which he wrote : — " Vessels large may venture more, But...
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Life of Doctor Franklin

John Nicholas Norton - 1861 - 258 Seiten
...cheapest sort. The printer's breakfast consisted, for a long while, of bread and milk, which was eaten out of a twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon. " But mark" he says, " how luxury will enter families, and make a progress, in spite of principle. Being called...
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Benjamin Franklin, the Printer-boy

Benjamin Franklin - 1865 - 120 Seiten
...at this era of life, living beyond their income, he continued frugal. He said of himself and wife, " We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon." Thus he reduced to practice the couplet which he wrote :— " Vessels large may venture more, But little...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography, with ...

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - 1866 - 256 Seiten
...business, folding and stitching pamphlets, tending shop, purchasing old linen rags for the papermakers, &c. We kept no idle servants, our table was plain and...cheapest. For instance, my breakfast was for a long tune bread and milk (no tea), and I ate it out of a twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter •spoon....
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