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Essays in the manner of the Spectator, contributed by Franklin to The New England Courant (March–Oct.1722). Published anonymously when the author was only 17, the 14 papers purport to have been written by Silence Dogood, widow of a parson, and their range of subjects is indicated by such titles as “Pride and Hoop Petticoats,” “Freedom of Thought,” “Drunkenness,’ and “Receipt for a New England Funeral Elegy.”

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