this dissertation on Benjamin Franklin is insightful.
me? I now have a renewed and insatiable appetite for learning everything I can about this man and how he came to influence.
Enrolled in the Boston Latin School at the age of eight his father had to withdraw him after the first year. The Boston Latin School was well known for many of the famous Puritan divines, a future Franklin apparently did not want to follow. One author stated that while a youth he was reported not as pious or faithful, but as “skeptical, puckish . . . irreverent.”(1) He went to another school but soon educated himself from the age 10 and on.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork