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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin
Analysis: Allusions When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Biblical References Literary and Philosophical References Cotton Mather, The Wonderful Work of Christ in America (1.8) John Bunyan, (1.15) Pilgrim's Progress R. Burton (Nathaniel Crouch), Historical Collections (1.15) Plutarch, (1.15) Parallel Lives Daniel Defoe, (1.15) Essay on Projects Cotton Mather, (1.15) Bonifacius: An Essay upon the Good Joseph Addison and Richard Steele, (1.18) The Spectator Thomas Tryon Edward Cocker, (1.21) Arithmetic John Seller (1.21) Samuel Sturmy (1.21) John Locke, (1.21) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Pierre Nicole of Port Royal, (1.21) Logic: Or the Art of Thinking James Greenwood (1.22) Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury (1.22) Alexander Pope, (1.22) An Essay on Criticism Wentworth Dillon, Essay on Translated Verse (1.23) Benjamin Franklin, (1.25) Silence Dogood Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, , Religious Courtship (1.28) The Family Instructor Samuel Richardson, (1.28) Pamela Charles Cotton (1.32) William Wollaston, (1.65) Religion of Nature William Lyons, The Infallibility, Dignity, and Excellence of Human Judgment (1.67) Bernard Mandeville, (1.67) The Fable of the Bees Edward Young (1.69) Melchisédeck de Thevenot (1.74) John Dryden (1.88) Benjamin Franklin, (1.102) A Modest Inquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency Tacitus (2.10) Benjamin Franklin, (2.39) Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion Pythagoras (43) Addison, (2.46) Cato, a Tragedy Cicero, (2.46) Tusculan Disputations James Thomson (2.48) Benjamin Franklin, (3.6) Poor Richard's Almanac George Whitefield (3.20) Thomas Hopkinson (3.22) Benjamin Franklin, (3.30) A Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America Benjamin Franklin, (3.31) Plain Truth; or, Serious Considerations on the Present State of the City of Philadelphia, and Province of Pennsylvania Benjamin Franklin, (3.68) Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Papers Dryden's translation of Juvenal's Tenth Satire (3.68) Miguel de Cervantes, (3.72) Don Quixote David Hume (3.103) Benjamin Franklin, (3.108) Dialogue between X, Y, and Z Benjamin Franklin, Experiments and Observations on Electricity (3.120) Dr. Archibald Spencer (3.120) Peter Collinson (3.120) Edward Cave (3.121) Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Burron (3.121) Thomas Dalibard (3.121) Jean Nollet (3.121) Jean Baptiste Le Roy (3.121) Edward Wright (3.122) William Watson (3.122) George Parker, Earl of Macclesfield (3.122) Richard Jackson, (3.124) An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania Historical References Queen Mary of England (1.6) King Charles II of England (1.6) Sir William Keith (1.39) William Burnet (1.46) Andrew Hamilton (1.58) James Hamilton (1.58) Robert Wilkes (1.63) Dr. Henry Pemberton (1.67) Sir Isaac Newton (1.67) Sir Hans Sloane (1.67) Sir William Wyndham (1.77) Patrick Gordon (1.79) Robert Boyle (1.88) The American Revolution (1.111) Gaius Julius Caesar (2.10) King Christian VI of Denmark (2.36) James Foster (3.10) Alexander Spotswood (3.17) George Whitefield (3.20) Sir William Penn (3.30) George Thomas (3.31) Archibald Spencer (3.49) John Fothergill (3.56) Archibald Kennedy (3.67) William Shirley (3.68) Robert Morris (3.71) William Denny (3.73) The French and Indian War (3.75 and following) Edward Braddock (3.76) Thomas Dunbar (3.95) Thomas Penn (3.124) Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (3.124) John Campbell, earl of Loudon (3.125) Sir William Pitt (3.129) Jeffrey Amherst (3.129) James Wolfe (3.129) John Carteret, earl of Granville (4.1) John Ferdinand Paris (4.3) Charles Calvert, Baron Baltimore (4.3) William Murray, earl of Mansfield (4.6)
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