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Finally, for those uninterested in history, personality, or colonial sociology, there is still the language  of the  Autobiography  to admire. When other considerations fade, Franklin is the master of the well- turned phrase, the succinctly pointed anecdote, the balanced sentence, humanized with an  undercurrent of wry, sophisticated, self-critical, and ironic wit. How the  Autobiography  Was Written In 1771, when Franklin was 65 years old and had been serving in England seven years as Agent for  Pennsylvania (his second stay in this capacity), he visited for two weeks at the home of Jonathan  Shipley, Bishop of St. Asaph, at Twyford. As part of his vacation, be outlined the story of his life and  then wrote 86 pages, bringing his account up to 1730. But the leisurely rest at Twyford ended and he  laid his  Memoirs,  as he called the  Autobiography , aside, not to return to them for 13 years. He had 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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