Benjamin Franklin: Printer’s Boy, Statesman, Philosopher, and Patriot. John S. C. Abbott. Ward, Lock & Co., London, New York, and Melbourne, 1882.
"…There was something in his imperturbable good nature which it is difficult to explain. No scenes of woe seemed to depress his cheerful spirits. No atrocities of oppression could excite his indignation. He could thrust his keen dagger points into the vitals of his antagonist, with a smile upon his face and jokes upon his lips which would convulse both friend and foe with laughter…"