Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 2 of 2] With his Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, Selected with Care from All His Published Productions, and Comprising Whatever Is Most Entertaining and Valuable to the General Reader

By Benjamin Franklin

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To Dr. Mather 172

To William Strahan, M.P. 174

To George Wheatley 178

To David Hartley 181

To the Bishop of St. Asaph 181

To Mrs. Hewson 184

To M. Veillard

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Text Comparison with The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 1 [of 3]

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28 3 from the bottom: for my old favourite work, Bunyan's Voyages, read my old favourite Bunyan.
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Of this he convinced me by several examples.
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My brother, upon this discovery, began to entertain a little more respect for me; but he still regarded himself as my master, and treated me as an apprentice.
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The Loganian library, one of the best collections in America, will shortly be opened; so that neither books nor instruments will be wanting; and as we are determined always to give good salaries, we have reason to believe we may have always.
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This was discovered here in the following manner: Purposing to analyse the electrified bottle, in order to find wherein its strength lay, we placed it on glass, and drew out the cork and wire which for that purpose had been loosely put in.
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Watson's last book, lately received, that Dr.
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If now the picture be moderately electrified, and another person take hold of the frame with one hand, so that his fingers touch its inside gilding, and with the other hand endeavour to take off the crown, he will receive a terrible blow, and fail in the attempt.
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The hand being placed under water in the direction of the spark (which always takes the strait or shortest course, if sufficient, and other circumstances are equal) is struck and penetrated by it as it passes.
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If the phial really exploded at both ends, and discharged fire from both coating and wire, the balls would be _more_ electrified, and recede _farther_; for none of the fire can escape, the wax handle preventing.
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As to your fifth paradox, it must likewise be true, if the globes are alternately worked; but if worked together, the fire will neither come up nor go down by the chain, because one globe will drink it as fast as the other produces it.
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I am very much pleased that the explication I sent you, of the crooked direction of lightning, meets with your approbation.
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Being at Birmingham, in September, 1760, Mr.
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Æpinus's account of the positive and negative states of the opposite sides of the heated tourmalin is well founded.
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It has been _objected_, that erecting pointed rods upon _edifices_, is to _invite_ and draw the lightning into _them_; and therefore dangerous.
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British parliament, 37.
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_Electricity_, summary of its progress, i.
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_Slaves_, not profitable labourers, ii.