Essay about Chaucer
do things worth the writing.
—Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738
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enjamin Franklin was a true Renaissance man. He was a diplomat, philosopher, inventor, scientist, and businessman. He wrote letters, articles, pamphlets, scientific papers, and an autobiography. Despite his later prominence, Franklin had humble beginnings. Franklin’s father, Josiah, had seventeen children from two marriages. Benjamin was the fifteenth child, born