Benjamin Franklin Representative selections, with introduction, bibliograpy, and notes

By Benjamin Franklin

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a broad table is to be made, and the edges not fit> the artist takes a little from both, and makes a good

Fauchet, Claude. _Eloge civique de Benjamin Franklin, prononce, le 21
Juillet 1790, dans la Rotonde, au nom de la Commune de Paris._ Paris:

Fay, Bernard. "Franklin et Mirabeau collaborateurs," _Revue de
Litterature Comparee_, VIII, 5-28 (1928). (Franklin furnished
materials for Mirabeau's _Considerations on the Order of

Fay, Bernard. "Learned Societies in Europe and America in the Eighteenth
Century," _American Historical Review_, XXXVII, 255-66 (Jan., 1932).
(Urges that like all learned societies in the eighteenth century,
Franklin's Junto and American Philosophical Society "had Masonic

Fay, Bernard. "Le credo de Franklin," _Correspondant_, 570-8 (Feb. 25,

Fay, Bernard. "Les debuts de Franklin en France," _Revue de Paris_,
577-605 (Feb. 1, 1931).

Fay, Bernard. "Les dernieres amours d'un philosophe," _Correspondant_,
381-96 (May 10, 1930).

Fay, Bernard. "Le triomphe de Franklin en France," _Revue de Paris_,
872-96 (Feb. 15, 1931).

Ford, P. L. "Franklin as Printer and Publisher," _Century Magazine_,
LVII, 803-17 (April, 1899).

Ford, W. C. "Franklin and Chatham," _Independent_, LX, 94-7 (Jan. 11,

Ford, W. C. "Franklin's New England Courant," _Proceedings of the
Massachusetts Historical Society_, LVII, 336-53 (April, 1924).

Ford, W. C. "One of Franklin's Friendships. From Hitherto Unpublished
Correspondence between Madame de Brillon and Benjamin Franklin,
1776-1789," _Harper's Magazine_, CXIII, 626-33 (Sept., 1906).

Foster, J. W. "Franklin as a Diplomat," _Independent_, LX, 84-9 (Jan.
11, 1906).

Fox, R. H. _Dr. John Fothergill and His Friends; Chapters in Eighteenth
Century Life._ London: 1919. (Franklin and Fothergill, "lovers of
nature and keen students of physical science," met in 1757. See also
J. C. Lettsom, _Memoirs of John Fothergill_, 4th ed., London: 1786.)

Garrison, F. W. "Franklin and the Physiocrats," _Freeman_, VIII, 154-6
(Oct. 24, 1923). (Transcended by Carey's chapter in _Franklin's
Economic Views_, but has quotation from Dupont de Nemours [1769]: "Who
does not know that the English have today their Benjamin Franklin, who
has adopted the principles and the doctrines of our French

Goggio, E. "Benjamin Franklin and Italy," _Romanic Review_, XIX, 302-8
(Oct., 1928). (Largely through the efforts of G. Beccaria, "Benjamin
Franklin was one of the first Americans to gain eminence and
popularity among the people of Italy.")

Goode, G. B.

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into it, together with the wind I mentioned, by their descent, which beat back the rising spray in the centre.
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The _rays_ of electric matter issuing out of a body, diverge by mutually repelling each other, unless there be some conducting body near, to receive them: and if that conducting body be at a greater distance, they will _first diverge_, and then _converge_ in order to enter it.
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My idea was, that possibly by sailing to and fro at some distance from such lee-shore, continually pouring oil into the sea, the waves might be so much depressed, and lessened before they reached the shore, as to abate the height and violence of the surf, and permit a landing; which, in such circumstances, was a point of sufficient importance to justify the expense of the oil that might be requisite for the purpose.
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The whole may, when aboard, be furled up, as in figure 19, having a rope from its broad end, to which is tied a bag of ballast for keeping that end downwards when in the water, and at the other end another rope with an empty keg at its end to float on the surface; this rope long enough.
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We leave it to the _political arithmetician_ to compute how much money will be saved to a country, by its spending two-thirds less of fuel; how much labour saved in cutting and carriage of it; how much more land may be cleared by cultivation; how great the profit by the additional quantity of work done, in those trades particularly that do not exercise the body so much, but that the workfolks are.
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This may be of four inches or two.
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_ In some places, particularly in Venice, where they have not stacks of chimneys but single flues, the custom is, to open or widen the top of the flue rounding in the true form of a funnel; (Plate, Figure 6) which some think may prevent the effect just mentioned, for that the wind blowing over one of the edges into the funnel may be slanted out again on the other side by its form.
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The back without holes.
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Another from the substantive _progress_, the most awkward and abominable of the three: _the committee having_ progressed, _resolved to adjourn_.
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When any point occurs, in which you would be glad to have farther information than your book affords you, I beg you would not in the least apprehend, that I should think it a trouble to receive and answer your questions.
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It is an ill-grounded opinion, that, by the labour of slaves, America may possibly vie in cheapness of manufactures with Britain.
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Does not some _duty_ hence arise from us towards other countries, still remaining in our former state? "Britain is now the first maritime power in the world.
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_April 4, 1769.
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Our eyes, though exceedingly useful, ask, when reasonable, only the cheap assistance of spectacles, which could not much impair our finances.
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Also, the merchant's wages are much higher.
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_ a year salary, up to 50,000_l.
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These are valid references; the book printer inserted pages 543*-556* between pages 542 and 543 in Vol iii.