A Book of Gems Choice selections from the writings of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

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Text Comparison with The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2 [of 3]

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In the same voyage I saw several other spouts at a greater distance, but none of them whose tip of the cone came so near the surface of the water.
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Thus, also, a damp moist air shall make a man more sensible of cold, or chill him more, than a dry air that is colder, because a moist air is fitter to receive and conduct away the heat of his body.
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IN BOSTON, TO B.
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_ and when we are at a part of the river behind the top of the wave, and find the water lower than high-water mark, and running towards the sea, we say, _the tide runs ebb_; and when we are before the top of the wave, and find the water higher than low-water mark, and running from the sea, we say, _the tide runs flood_; but these expressions are only locally proper; for a tide, strictly speaking, is _one whole wave_, including all its parts higher and lower, and these waves succeed one another about twice in twenty-four hours.
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Banks, Dr.
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This is then a matter to be determined by experiment.
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There are also certain heavy cargoes, that, when the water gets at them, are continually dissolving, and thereby lightening the vessel, such as salt and sugar.
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It is known that a large piece of water ten miles broad and generally only three feet deep, has by a strong wind had its waters driven to one side and sustained so as to become six feet deep, while the windward side was laid dry.
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George's Banks, so as to pass them in about latitude 40°, because the current southward of those banks reaches as far north as 39°.
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surprize may put all out of your mind.
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--Please to favour me with the particulars of your purging method, to prevent the secondary fever.
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Moist air too, which formerly I thought pernicious, gives me now no apprehensions: for considering that no dampness of air applied to the outside of my skin can be equal to what is applied to and touches it within, my whole body being full of moisture, and finding that I can lie.
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After being in such a situation, many find themselves affected by that _febricula_, which the English alone call a _cold_, and, perhaps from the name, imagine that they caught the malady by _going out_ of the room, when it was in fact by being in it.
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It may with a touch be turned more or less from any one of the company that desires to have less of its heat, or presented full to one just come out of the cold.
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Our seamen are equally bold, skilful, and hardy; dexterous in exploring the remotest regions, and ready to engage in voyages to unknown countries, though attended with the greatest dangers.
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I will, however, own for the present, that it may be lawful when necessary; but then I contend, that it may be used so as to produce the same good effects, _the public security_, without doing so much intolerable injustice as attends the impressing common seamen.
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