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

By Benjamin Franklin

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259
Controversy 354
Controversy about the Spirit 355
Courtesy in Fellowship 231

Dancing is a Healthful Exercise 363
Dedication of Church Edifices 221
Delay in Turning to the Lord 282
Deluded 95
Design of Miracles 103
Developing the Talents of the Young 475
Dialogue about the Preacher 489
Disturbing Element 191

Eating the Lord’s Flesh and Drinking His Blood 40
Earnestly Contending for the Faith

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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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88 On the saltness of sea-water 91 On the effect of air on the barometer, and the benefits derived from the study of insects 92 On the Bristol waters, and the tide in rivers 95 On the same subject 102 Salt-water rendered fresh by distillation.
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The water is quite at rest till the gate is open, then it begins to move out through the gate; the water next the gate is first in motion, and moves towards the gate; the water next to that first water moves next, and so on successively, till the water at the head of the canal is in motion, which is last of all.
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When rain falls on the heated earth, and soaks down into it, it carries down with it a great part of the heat, which by that means descends still deeper.
Page 98
The flame was so sudden and so strong, that it catched his ruffle and spoiled it, as I saw.
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reach the earth in perhaps a third of that extent, of which I somewhat doubt.
Page 129
The Bermudian sloops still keep with advantage to the old spreading form.
Page 144
The worst thing in ordinary merchant ships is the cookery.
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Ditto.
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The upper valve performed its office well, but the under one did not shut quite close, so that much of the water was lost in hauling it up the ship's side.
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The price for copper, nails, and workmanship, runs at about eight pounds ten shillings per hundred weight, or two shillings and three-pence per foot, superficial, exclusive of the lappings; and about two shillings and eight-pence per foot upon the whole; which is rather above half as much more as the price of doing it well with lead.
Page 282
Any one will be sensible of this who sounds those two vowels _ų i_ quick after each other; the sounds begins _ų_ and ends _ii_.
Page 290
But they often read, as parrots speak, knowing little or nothing of the meaning.
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society that might be proposed to him.
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heat, whence it arises, ii.
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is best encouraged by being left free, 415.
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his invention for fire-places, ii.
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4.
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Pg 227.
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These are valid references; the book printer inserted pages 543*-556* between pages 542 and 543 in Vol iii.