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    Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , December 11, 1735. Duane printed this essay ( Works , IV , 346–50), but later editors have not followed his lead. Except for a completely rewritten first paragraph and minor verbal changes this piece first appeared in The Free-Thinker : or, Essays of Wit and Humour , April 24, 1719, as Alfred Owen Aldridge has shown in “The Sources of Franklin’s ‘The...