Experiments and Observations on Electricity Made at Philadelphia in America

By Benjamin Franklin

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of fixt Stars, to its setting in the Sun Beams: Illustrated with a Plan of
the Earth's and Comet's Orbits. 2. The History of Comets from the earliest
Account of those kinds of Planets to the present Time; wherein the
Sentiments of the Ancient and Modern Philosophers are occasionally
displayed. With Remarks on the Intentional End of Comets, and the Nature
and Design of Saturn's Ring. The Distance, Velocity, Size, Solidity, and
other Properties of those Bodies considered; and the wonderful Phaenomena

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John Lathrop (May 31, 1788), .
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If this is prudential, it is an elevated prudence.
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Two common misconceptions in regard to Franklin's newspaper call for correction: (1) The _Pennsylvania Gazette_ was not connected as forerunner or ancestor with the _Saturday Evening Post_.
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[i-437] Since Franklin acknowledged his reading of Shaftesbury and since as late as 1730 he borrowed heavily from the _Characteristics_, it seems probable that Shaftesbury lent Franklin in this case some sanction for his only metaphysical venture.
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I thank'd her for her kind Advice, and promis'd to follow it.
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of setting up a new Sect.
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* * * * * I had, on the whole, abundant reason to be satisfied with my being established in Pennsylvania.
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And now for the Ignorance and Folly which he reproaches us with, let us see (if we are Fools and Ignoramus's) whose is the Fault, the Men's or our's.
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_Take one of your Neighbours who has lately departed this Life; it is no great matter at what Age the Party dy'd, but it will be best if he went away suddenly, being_ Kill'd, Drown'd, _or_ Frose to Death.
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And here it will not be improper to observe, That the moderate Use of Liquor, and a well plac'd and well regulated Anger, often produce this same Effect; and some who cannot ordinarily talk but in broken Sentences and false Grammar, do in the Heat of Passion express themselves with as much Eloquence as Warmth.
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RULES FOR A CLUB ESTABLISHED FOR MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT[20] [1728] Previous Question, To Be Answered At Every Meeting Have you read over these queries this morning, in order to consider what you might have to offer the Junto touching any one of them? viz.
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Then the lone Wand'rers of the dreary Waste Affrighted to.
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_Paintings and_ | | 19 | 23 | [Sun] in [Taurus] _Fightings_ | | 20 |[Sagittarius] 6 | _are best_ | | 21 | 19 | 7 *s set 9 0 | | 22 |[Capricorn] 2 | [Moon] with [Saturn] | | 23 | 14 | Sirius sets 9 33 | | 24 | 26 | _seen at a_ | | 25 |[Aquarius] 8 | [Trine] [Sun] [Saturn] | | 26 | 20 | _distance.
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4 40 | 5 5 | 6 55 | | 4 | 6 | _gusts_ | 5 3 | 6 57 | | 5 | 7 | _in some_ | 5 2 | 6 58 | | 6 | G |2 past Easter.
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* * * * * Unhappy People! to have lived in such Times, and by such Neighbours! We have seen, that they would have been safer among the ancient _Heathens_, with whom the Rites of Hospitality were _sacred_.
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I received your obliging letter of the 10th May, with the most acceptable present of your _Physiocratie_, which I have read with great pleasure, and received from it a great deal of instruction.
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Therefore, first, if it is agreed to play according to the strict rules, then those rules are to be exactly observed by both parties, and should not be insisted on for one side, while deviated from by the other--for this is not equitable.
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I do not understand the Coldness you mention of the Nights in the Desert.
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I looked forward, too, and found he was to rise still earlier every day till towards the end of June; and that at no time in the year he retarded his rising so long as till eight o'clock.
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The first part of the Proverb is thereby verified, that _Fools make Feasts_.