Benjamin Franklin

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printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics


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he may wake some black night to find the flames licking about his ears--for fire is a good friend to the poor man, and I have seen a smoking heap of ashes where over night there stood just such another castlewick as Ashby.
Poor is who has no friend, be friend to the poor, give them support be their helpers', he asserted.
Then three weeks later, the Sistine Chapel labored and delivered--not a mouse, but a relatively unknown Jesuit cardinal from Argentina who took for himself the name of Francis, after the saint of Assisi who was a friend to the poor and to animals, a reputedly humble man who eschews a private car and prefers to dress as simply as Vatican etiquette allows.
In The Paw Collection: three classic stories in one book by Natalie Jane Prior and Terry Denton (Working Title Press, pb, 100 pp, 9781876288655), The Paw, a cat-burglar, is a friend to the poor.
Like their mothers," the author tells us, "the younger women remained profoundly Christocentric, and yet they tended to attach themselves more to the example of the living Christ as teacher and friend to the poor than to the agonies of his passion that had been the favorite subjects of meditation for Barbe Acarie and her peers.