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" Treaties a hundred Years back, which when we compare with our Writings we always find exact. He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound Silence. When he has finished... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 pages
...treaties a hundred years back ; which, when we compare with our writings, we always find exact. He that would speak rises. The rest observe a profound silence....or six minutes to recollect that if he has omitted anything he intended to say or has anything to add he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt another,...
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Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 366 pages
...treaties a hundred years back ; which, when we compare with our writings, we always find exact. He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound silence....conversation, is reckoned highly indecent. How different this is from the conduct of a polite British House of Commons, where scarce a day passes without some...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 166

1906
...brief sketch of the manner in which a certain nation conducted its public deliberations : " He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound silence....or six minutes to recollect that, if he has omitted anything he intended to say, or has anything to add, he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin: 1789-1790

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1907 - 633 pages
...in Treaties 100 Years back ; which, when we compare with our Writings, we always find exact. He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound Silence. When he has finish'd and sits down, they leave him 5 or 6 Minutes to recollect, that, if he has omitted any thing...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 pages
...treaties a hundred years back ; which, when we compare with our writings, we always find exact. He that would speak rises. The rest observe a profound silence....or six minutes to recollect that if he has omitted anything he intended to say or has anything to add he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt another,...
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Elements of Composition for Secondary Schools

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - English language - 1913 - 593 pages
...treaties a hundred years back; which, when we compare with our writings, we always find exact. He that would speak rises. The rest observe a profound silence....or six minutes to recollect that, if he has omitted anything he intended to say, or has anything to add, he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt...
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Elements of Composition for Secondary Schools

Henry Seidel Canby, John Baker Opdycke - English language - 1913 - 593 pages
...five or six minutes to recollect that, if he has omitted anything he intended to say, or has anything to add, he may rise again and deliver it. To interrupt...conversation, is reckoned highly indecent. How different this is from the conduct of a polite British House of Commons, where scarce a day passes without some...
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Some Makers of American Literature

William Lyon Phelps - American literature - 1923 - 187 pages
...hold public Councils, they have acquired great Order and Decency in conducting them. . . . He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound Silence. When he has finish'd and sits down, they leave him 5 or 6 Minutes to recollect, that, if he has omitted anything...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...treaties a hundred years back; which, when we compare with our writings, we always find exact. He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound silence....When he has finished and sits down, they leave him 5 or 6 minutes to recollect, that, if he has omitted anything he intended to say, or has anything to...
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Manual for the Peacemaker: An Iroquois Legend to Heal Self and Society

Jean Houston - Social Science - 1995 - 212 pages
...of the Haundenosaunee government, had this to say about the conducting of council meetings: He that would speak, rises. The rest observe a profound Silence....they leave him five or six minutes to recollect, that he has omitted anything he intended to say, or has any thing to add, he may rise again and deliver...
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