Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin Poems

Death is a fisherman, the world we see
His fish-pond is, and we the fishes be;
His net some general sickness; howe'er he

While free from Force the Press remains,
Virtue and Freedom chear our Plains,
And Learning Largesses bestows,

Two beggars traveling along,
One blind, the other lame.
Pick'd up an oyster on the way,
To which they both laid claim:

Once on a Time it by Chance came to pass,
That a Man and his Son were leading an Ass.
Cries a Passenger, Neighbor, you're shrewdly put to 't,

The Body of Benjamin Franklin (Printer)
(Like the cover of an old book
Its contents torn out
And stript of its lettering and gilding)

Wedlock as old men note, hath likened been,
Unto a public crowd or common rout;

Some have learn't many tricks of sly evasion,
Instead of truth they use equivocation,
And eke it out with mental reservation,

Benjamin Franklin Biography

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1706. He was a philosopher, scientist, inventor, musician, statesman and economist, among other things. He moved to liberal Philadelphia in his twenties and started writing poetry, although he never considered himself to be a poet. Franklin was an important statesman, signing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, as well as negotiating treaties with other countries. He died in Philadelphia in 1790, and thousands of mourners turned out for his funeral.)

The Best Poem Of Benjamin Franklin

Death Is A Fisherman

Death is a fisherman, the world we see
His fish-pond is, and we the fishes be;
His net some general sickness; howe'er he
Is not so kind as other fishers be;
For if they take one of the smaller fry,
They throw him in again, he shall not die:
But death is sure to kill all he can get,
And all is fish with him that comes to net.

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Eduardo 30 April 2020

The poems are good. I read them 2 times a week

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liam stirling 07 October 2019

it is hard and need to be neet for my teacher

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why are people are so mad

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Annynous 25 March 2019

Updating march..... Have a good day!

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People are stupid 13 February 2019

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