Talk:Waking up early

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This page is heavily associated with a person that seems to be promoted to be as capable as Benjamin Franklin. Perhaps some trimmings are needed here. Ancos (talk) 06:02, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

NPOV? This page seems rather one-sided. It appears to implicitly accept the notion that waking up early allows a person to accomplish more. It seems to me that this is neither obvious, nor universally accepted. TomH (talk) 02:09, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Thurber quote probably wrong[edit]

I'm reluctant to change the Thurber quote myself since I am not willing to track down the cited source, but Google provides the full text of a book title and chapter title that are almost identical. The error seems to have been introduced over three years ago and never edited:

The book should be "Fables for Our Times and Famous Poems Illustrated," (Library of Congress shows this title as early as 1940, and does not show the shorter version shown in the article:*&searchType=0&recCount=100&sk=en_US)

The fable is called "The Shrike and the Chipmunks." The quote is "Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead."

The quote can be found on page 19 here.

I corroborated the quote I found in the Feb 18, 1939 issue of The New Yorker (p. 19).

(Google finds the quote with "shrike" only for pages copying the Wikipedia article verbatim.) Danchall (talk) 21:41, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

update: I checked the ISBN provided, and the full title is the same. I strongly doubt that the title of the chapter or the text of the quote has changed from the various sources I found. Danchall (talk) 11:52, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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Seems there is a "wrong" Benjamin Franklin[edit]

"Benjamin Franklin wrote a book called Early Rising: A Natural, Social, and Religious Duty" is accompanied by a portrait of the world-famous Benjamin Franklin. However it seems that the author of the book in question was another Benjamin Franklin. The book is published on Google Books: In the preface, dated July 23, 1855, the author is writing about himself. So it can't have been Benjamin Franklin of the $100 fame, who lived 1706–1790. There is rather a long list of Benjamin Franklin's namesakes on Judging by the pronounced religious emphasis of the book in question and the dates of life, it may be who authored the book; however it is still a guess for which I couldn't find a decisive proof.