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An Election Year Quote from Ben Franklin

In honor of Benjamin Franklin on his birthday, here’s a quote from his song "Fair Venus Calls."

In Power is Pleasure, no Tongue can tell.
By Crouds tho’ you’re teased, your Pride shall be pleased,
And this can make Lucifer happy in Hell.

The complete lyrics and music of "Fair Venus Calls" appear in The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2, by J.A. Leo Lemay.