Benjamin Franklin Papers

[A Meditation on a Quart Mugg, 19 July 1733]

[A Meditation on a Quart Mugg]

Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette, July 19, 1733.

This essay was first printed by Smyth (Writings, 11, 198), who considered it a “highly characteristic production.” The present editors, however, believe that the essay is not sufficiently characteristic of Franklin’s style to be attributed to him. No external evidence of authorship has been found and it is therefore omitted here.

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