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

By Benjamin Franklin

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442-52. (Lists of "Collected Works," "Separate Works," and
"Contributions to Periodicals" constitute a convenient abridgment of
Ford, but the list, "Biographical and Critical," limited to two pages,
is at best inadequately suggestive.)

Campbell, W. J. _The Collection of Franklin Imprints in the Museum of
the Curtis Publishing Company. With a Short-Title Check List of All
the Books, Pamphlets, Broadsides, &c., known to have been printed by
Benjamin Franklin._ Philadelphia: 1918.

Campbell, W. J. _A Short-Title Check List of All the Books, Pamphlets,
Broadsides, &c., known to have been printed by Benjamin Franklin._
Philadelphia: 1918.

*Fay, B. _Benjamin Franklin bibliographie et etude sur les sources
historiques relatives a sa vie_ (Vol. III of _Benjamin Franklin,
bourgeois d'Amerique et citoyen du monde_.) Paris: 1931. (Fay, in
_Franklin, the Apostle of Modern Times_, pp. 517-33, has furnished
"only a summary bibliography," which, in spite of its occasional
inaccuracies and infelicities in form, contains many useful items,
American, English, and French; especially valuable for notes on
several manuscript collections. In this French edition the
bibliography is more detailed.)

*Ford, P. L. _Franklin Bibliography. A List of Books Written by, or
Relating to Benjamin Franklin._ Brooklyn, N. Y.: 1889. (The standard,
time-honored work, unfortunately not superseded.)

Ford, W. C. _List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers in the Library of
Congress._ Washington, D. C.: 1905.

Hays, I. M. _Calendar of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin in the Library
of the American Philosophical Society._ Vols. II-VI in _The Record of
the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of
Benjamin Franklin, under the Auspices of the American Philosophical
Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, April 17
to 20, 1906_. Philadelphia: 1908. (A. H. Smyth purports to have
printed in his ten-volume edition all of Franklin's letters in this
collection. Valuable especially for letters addressed to Franklin.)

"List of Works in the New York Public Library by or Relating to Benjamin
Franklin," _Bulletin of New York Public Library_, X, No. 1. New York:
1906, pp. 29-83.

Rosengarten, J. G. "Some New Franklin Papers," _University of
Pennsylvania Alumni Register_, 1-7 (July, 1903). (A report to the
Board of Trustees saying "there are over five hundred pieces of MS
among the collection of Franklin papers recently added to the Library
of the

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It was afterwards filled with the inflammable Air that is produced by pouring Oil of Vitriol upon Filings of Iron, when it was found to have a tendency upwards so strong as to be capable of lifting a Weight of 39 Pounds, exclusive of its own Weight which was 25 lbs.
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I am much obliged to you for the Care you have taken.
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They say the filling of it in M.
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a tree, and was torn in getting it down; so that it cannot be ascertained whether it burst when above, or not, tho' that is supposed.
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If those in the Gallery see it likely to descend in an improper Place, they can by throwing on more Straw, & renewing the Flame, make it rise again, and the Wind carries it farther.
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This Method of filling the Balloon with hot Air is cheap and expeditious, and it is supposed may be sufficient for certain purposes, such as elevating an Engineer to take a View of an Enemy's Army, Works, &c.
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great Balloon was near, and a small one was discharg'd which went to an amazing Height, there being but little Wind to make it deviate from its perpendicular Course, and at length the Sight of it was lost.
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