Benjamin Franklin

(1706-1790 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Benjamin Franklin
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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. more »

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  • Eduardo (4/30/2020 12:28:00 PM)

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

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  • liam stirling (10/7/2019 6:17:00 PM)

    it is hard and need to be neet for my teacher

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  • not ben Franklin but my is benjamin (6/14/2019 7:11:00 PM)

    why are people are so mad

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  • Annynous (3/25/2019 9:45:00 PM)

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

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  • People are stupid (2/13/2019 12:44:00 PM)

    people are stupid eat my foot internet i have to write a freaking assignment about ben franlikn and this is not helping

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  • Ben Franklin Youngest kid (1/25/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    My dad was a good hero

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  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN''S MAD DAD (11/14/2018 4:03:00 PM)

    FSIUDF.GLISUG SGLU EFO.LI EG/LIGYU? LISYE? AE; IY EYRIU AERYELR8U E I FJSOW I '' EAY YOO WRYR! ! ! !

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  • Benjamin Franklin''s Mom (11/14/2018 4:01:00 PM)

    MY SON IS VERY MAD AT YOU THE INTERMET! OH WAIT ITS INTERNET. BUT HE IS VERY MAD!

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  • Benjamin Franklin (11/14/2018 3:59:00 PM)

    I HAVE COME BACK FROM THE DEAD TO HAUNT YOU FOR READING MY PRIVATE POEMS! ! YOU WILL REGRET PUTTING THIS ON THE.. UMM.. WHATS IT CALLED AGAIN? OH YEAH! THE INTERNET! AAAARRRGGGHHHHHHH! ! ! !

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  • adrenaline maker 2.0 (11/7/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    you guys all have very stupid names! !

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Best Poem of Benjamin Franklin

On The Freedom Of The Press

While free from Force the Press remains,
Virtue and Freedom chear our Plains,
And Learning Largesses bestows,
And keeps unlicens'd open House.
We to the Nation's publick Mart
Our Works of Wit, and Schemes of Art,
And philosophic Goods, this Way,
Like Water carriage, cheap convey.
This Tree which Knowledge so affords,
Inquisitors with flaming swords
From Lay-Approach with Zeal defend,
Lest their own Paradise should end.

The Press from her fecundous Womb
Brought forth the Arts of Greece and Rome;
Her offspring, skill'd in Logic War, ...

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