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

By Benjamin Franklin

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people," a
"mighty Goliath," a "plague" in the eyes of the feudalistic rulers of
Pennsylvania, "a huge fief." Author relatively unsympathetic to

*Sherman, S. P. "Franklin and the Age of Enlightenment," in _Americans_.
New York: 1922, pp. 28-62. (Penetrating survey and estimate.)

Smith, William, D.D. _Eulogium on Benjamin Franklin._ Philadelphia:
1792. (One agrees with P. L. Ford, that this work "forms a somewhat
amusing contrast to the savageness of the Doctor's earlier writings
against Franklin." Bombastic in its rhetoric and eulogy.)

Smythe, J. H., Jr., comp. _The Amazing Benjamin Franklin._ New York:
1929. (Anthology of brief, popular estimates. If individual notes are
trivial, the collection illustrates Franklin's many-mindedness, a
Renaissance versatility.)

Sonneck, O. G. "Benjamin Franklin's Relation to Music," _Music_, XIX,
1-14 (Nov., 1900).

Steell, Willis. _Benjamin Franklin of Paris, 1776-1785._ New York: 1928.
(An undocumented, partly imaginative, popular account.)

Stifler, J. M. _The Religion of Benjamin Franklin._ New York: 1925.
(Popular survey. Warm appreciation of Franklin's _penchant_ for
projects of a humanitarian sort.)

Stuber, Henry. "Life of Franklin" [a biography meant as a continuation
of Franklin's _Autobiography_], in _Columbian Magazine and Universal
Asylum_, May, July, September, October, November, 1790, and February,
March, May, June, 1791.

*Thorpe, F. N., ed. _Benjamin Franklin and the University of
Pennsylvania._ U. S. Bureau of Education, Circular of Information, No.
2 (1892). Washington: 1893. (See especially chapters I, II, written by
Thorpe, which deal particularly with Franklin's ideas of self and
formal education.)

Titus, Rev. Anson. "Boston When Ben Franklin Was a Boy," _Proceedings of
the Bostonian Society_, pp. 55-72 (1906). (Brief suggestive view of
the climate of opinion with regard to inoculation, Newtonianism, and
Lockian sensationalism.)

Trent, W. P. "Benjamin Franklin," _McClure's Magazine_, VIII, 273-7
(Jan., 1897). ("The most complete representative of his century that
any nation can point to." Franklin "thoroughly represents his age in
its practicality, in its devotion to science, in its intellectual
curiosity, in its humanitarianism, in its lack of spirituality, in its
calm self-content--in short, in its exaltation of prose and reason
over poetry and faith." An enthusiastic and wise account.)

Trowbridge, John. "Franklin as a Scientist," _Publications of the
Colonial Society of Massachusetts_, XVIII (1917). (Excellent
appreciation of Franklin's capacity for inductive reasoning.)

Tuckerman, H. T. "Character of Franklin," _North American Review_,
LXXXIII, 402-22 (Oct.,

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harmony and melody of the old Scotch tunes 338 On the defects of modern music 343 Description of the process to be observed in making large sheets of paper in the Chinese manner, with one smooth surface 349 On modern innovations in the English language and in printing 351 A scheme for a new alphabet and reformed mode of spelling; with remarks and examples concerning the same; and an enquiry into its uses, in a correspondence between Miss S---- and Dr.
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The greatest pressure inwards must be at the lower end, the greatest weight of the surrounding atmosphere being there.
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The spattering may be easily conceived to be caused by a stream of drops, falling with great force on the place, imagining the spout to begin so, when a sudden and great condensation happens in a contracted space, as the Ox-Eye on the coast of Guinea.
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_On the North-East Storms in North America.
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that its density increasing as it approached the centre, in the same proportion as above the surface, it would at the depth of [___] leagues, be heavier than gold, possibly the dense fluid occupying the internal parts of the globe might be air compressed.
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I am, ever, yours most affectionately, B.
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"As, of all the passions which.
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For the impression made on the visual nerves by a luminous object will continue for twenty or thirty seconds.
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| | present letters thus, _uh_; a short,| | | | | and not very strong _aspiration_.
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--As to _capitals_, I should have provided for them by means of larger types, but the form of some of them would have made them too large for the page: however, were the author's general system ever adopted, nothing would be easier than to remedy this particular.
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It must be kept all at home, that our _dear_ manufacturers may have it the cheaper.
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If rapine be abolished, one of the encouragements to war is taken away; and peace therefore more likely to continue and be lasting.
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_Addison_, Franklin an assiduous imitator of, in his youth, i.
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_Mountains_, use of, in producing rain and rivers, i.