On june 25th of 1745, benjamin franklin wrote the following letter of advice to cadwallader coldenthe first paragraph sees franklin suggesting marriage as the best remedy for colden's sexual urges what follows is an eight-strong list detailing the advantages of an older mistress which, due to its obscene nature, resulted in the letter being omitted from published collections of his. Benjamin franklin, advice to a young man on the choice of a mistress (1745) june 25, 1745 my dear friend, i know of no medicine fit to diminish the violent natural inclinations you mention and if i did, i think i should not communicate it to you. susanna dey 19 november 2011 benjamin franklin say the name benjamin franklin and you may picture a chubby man with spectacles holding a kite during a lightening storm perhaps you picture him a older man with spectacles propped up on his nose standing in a great room full of distinguished gentlemen signing the declaration of independence. Benjamin franklin — 'in all your amours you should prefer old women to young ones you call this a paradox, and demand my reasons they are these:1 be. Assassin's creed iii - benjamin franklin lays out 8 benefits for taking an older woman as a lover here are the 8 reasons he gives, less eloquently stated: • they're wiser more stimulating.
Ben franklin was an inventor, a statesman and one of america's greatest founding fathers he was also, apparently, somewhat of an expert on dating older women a recently publicized letter shows franklin giving an unknown young man some insights into romantic pursuits. But if you will not take this counsel, and persist in thinking a commerce with the sex inevitable, then i repeat my former advice, that in all your amours you should prefer old women to young ones you call this a paradox, and demand my reasons. Benjamin franklin was a lover of knowledge after all, he was the quintessential renaissance man he gave us the lightening rod, the franklin stove, bifocals, and poor richard's almanack. Benjamin franklin: benjamin franklin, american printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat one of the foremost of the american founding fathers, he helped draft the declaration of independence.
Ben franklin's advice concerning his friend's sexual affairs franklin had a friend who did not want to get married, but was battling with urges and lustful inclinations for the opposite sex in the letter which follows, franklin first advises the friend that the best solution for his urges is marriage. Franklin, was an actual event ofa woman on trial in new england for fornication 9 benjamin franklin, the speech ofmiss polly baker in the papers olbenjamin. Another celebrated encomium to older women was penned by a famous american statesman over 250 years earlier, when benjamin franklin wrote the piece known to us as old mistresses' apologue.
For the next several years, the impecunious franklin courted a number of wealthy young women in the hopes of landing a wife who would be accompanied by a fat dowry. Though ben franklin possessed at an early age the talent of persuasive writing via anonymous letters to the editor, young ben franklin was destined for much more at the age of 17 years old, he decided he did not want to work in his brother's printing shop. Ben franklin accomplished a lot of things over his 84 years on earth he was an influential newspaper editor and printer he was an inventor, known for bifocals, the lightening rod, and franklin stove he was the governor of pennsylvania for three years he was an american founding father, who had a. Franklin says he was an ingenious man, and gives an example of an acrostic that john composed out of the name, benjamin franklin john, franklin says, developed his own method of writing in shorthand, was very pious and had a collection of sermons he transcribed in said shorthand, and was something of a politician.
In 1722 at the age of 16, ben franklin was working as an apprentice to his older brother, james, a boston printer young ben franklin never got anything he wrote published so he wrote 14 letters under the assumed name of a woman, silence dogood. Benjamin franklin and women edited by larry e tise it is a tribute to the skills of editor larry tise, and to several major scholars of early american women, that the true story of franklin and women is finally revealed in a series of essays every bit as fascinating as the tales about franklin the sexual athlete that have circulated for two centuries. Franklin's essay advice on the choice of a mistress, for example, published in philadelphia in 1745, typifies his titillating oeuvre written as an epistle to a friend, the essay on the surface.
Brown merchan 1 sarah brown & audrey merchan professor bloir crwt- 101 benjamin franklin essay pro's of dating older women artists paint the world in a way they envision it to be. Silence dogood essay in new england courant mrs silence dogood was a pen name used by benjamin franklin to get his work published in the new-england courant , a newspaper founded and published by his brother james franklin. Ben franklin wrote this essay in 1745, he would have been 40 years old he begins with: it is the most natural state of man, and therefore the state in which you are most likely to find solid happiness. These are the reasons written by ben franklin himself on why relations with older women is superior to the younger i because as they have more knowledge of the world and their minds are better.
Advice to a friend on choosing a mistress is a letter by benjamin franklin dated june 25, 1745, in which franklin counsels a young man about channeling sexual urges due to its licentious nature the letter was not published in collections of franklin's papers in the united states during the 19th century. - an analysis on benjamin franklin benjamin franklin benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in boston his father, josiah franklin, who was a tallow chandler, had seventeen children benjamin was the fifteenth child and the tenth son. From his days as an ambitious young printer in philadelphia to his years as a diplomatic superstar in france, ben franklin surrounded himself with adoring women, often much younger, usually attractive and preferably intelligent. In both manuscript and print, this composition has had an unusual history three versions of it were among the papers which william temple franklin inherited from his grandfather one was entirely in benjamin franklin's autograph this is the text reproduced here the second was a contemporary.