On the Waste of Life. By Dr. Franklin
Morality, Endeavour, Education
A moral tale about Amergus, a 'gentleman of good estate' who wasted his life until he came to reflect on the 'number of beings' sacrificed 'to support his carcass' during his adult life. Thereupon he resolved to 'change his whole course of life, to break off his follies at once, and to apply himself to gain some useful knowledge'.
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