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Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress (1745)[edit]

Is there a proper place to include at least a brief mention of Franklin's authorship of the letter, "Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress (1745)," originally written to a friend, not necessarily delivered or published, but ultimately resulting in major influences to modern thought on censorship and obscenity laws? For more information, see its wiki page. Mmpozulp (talk) 05:12, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

mention the legal implications cited in the Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress article. Rjensen (talk) 08:08, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Do you have any suggestions for an existing or new subheading under which to write? Mmpozulp (talk) 04:43, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
"Bawdy Ben" has the right tone. Emphasize it was not published until the 20th century to protect his reputation. Rjensen (talk) 07:00, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Adjustment of introduction part[edit]

Noticing that the introduction part contains too much contents for an introduction, I tried to reorganize it and decrease the repetitive information. The edited version is saved in my sandbox. Any comments and corrections would be welcomed and appreciated. --Coldwdt (talk) 19:26, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Erasmus Darwin: Franklin's meeting with him was in Lichfield, Staffordshire, not Litchfield, Hampshire.[edit]

Spelling mistake in the section "Years in Europe" leading to an incorrect hyperlink:

"In 1771 Franklin made short journeys through different parts of England, staying with . . . Dr Darwin at Litchfield . . ."

Darwin was a native of the Staffordshire town of Lichfield. Nogbird (talk) 16:16, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Fixed the link to point to the correct Lichfield. Protonk (talk) 18:25, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Use of Opiates[edit]

Franklin developed a painful bladder stone in 1782 while minister to France and took opiates to relieve the pain. --From "They Went That-A-Way" by Malcolm Forbes, pg. 108, Barnes & Noble Books, N.Y., 1988. 50.202.81.2 (talk) 18:04, 29 July 2014 (UTC)