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

By Benjamin Franklin

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portable one, described, 178.
matter, its properties, 217, 294.
party of pleasure, 202.
phial, or Leyden bottle, its phenomena explained, 179.
shock, observations on, 182.
effects of a strong one on the human body, 297, 306.
spark, perforates a quire of paper, 195.
wheel, its construction, 196.
self-moving one, 198.

_Electricity_, summary of its progress, i. 104.
positive and negative, discovered, 106.
distinguished, 175.
in a tourmalin, 370.
does not affect the elasticity of the air, 254.
its similarity to lightning, 288.
its effects on paralysis, 401.
of fogs in Ireland, 405.
supposed affinity between, and magnetism, 410.

_Electrics per se_ and non-electrics, difference between, i. 242, 258.

_Electrified_ bumpers described, i. 203.

_Electrisation_, what constitutes the state of, i. 218.
various appearances of, 175.
variety of, 176.

_Electrising_ one's self, manner of, i. 174.

_Elocution_, how best taught, ii. 374.

_Embassador_ from the United States to France, Franklin appointed to the
office of, i. 148.

_Emblematical_ design illustrative of the American troubles, iii. 371.

_Emigrants_ to America, advice to, iii. 398.

_Empire_, rules for reducing a great one, iii. 334.

_England_, Franklin's first arrival in, i. 55.
second arrival in, as agent for the province of Pensylvania, 134.
third arrival in, as agent for the same province, 141.
its air moister than that of America, ii. 140.
decrease of population in, doubtful, 296.

_English_, effect of the ancient manners of, ii. 399.
language, innovations

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