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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in, 351.

_Enterprises_, public, Franklin's early disposition for, i. 10.

_Ephemera_, an emblem of human life, iii. 508.

_Epitaph_ on Franklin's parents, i. 13.
on himself, 155.

_Episcopalians_, conduct of the American legislature towards, ii. 455.

_Errors_ of Franklin's early life, i. 45, 58, 61, 80, 97.

_Ether_, what, ii. 59.

_Evaporation_, cold produced by, i. 344, ii. 76, 83, 85.
of rivers, effects of, 106.

_Examination_ of Franklin before the house of commons, i. 142, iii. 245.
before the privy council, 328.
further particulars of, 551.

_Exchange_, rate of, between Philadelphia and Britain, iii. 252.

_Exercise_, should precede meals, iii. 493.

_Experiments_, to show the electrical effect of points, i. 171, 172.
to prove the electrical state of the Leyden phial, 182.
of firing spirits by a spark sent through a river, 202.
to show how thunder-storms produce rain, 209.
on the clouds, proposed, 228.
on drugs electrified, 243.
on the elasticity of the air, 254.
on the electric fluid, 255.
by Mr. Kennersley, 261.
on the electricity of the clouds, 271.
for increasing electricity, 278.
by Mr. Canton, 286.
in pursuance of those of Mr. Canton, 294.
on a silver cann, 307.
on the velocity of the electric fluid, 327, 329, 330.
for producing cold by evaporation, 344.
on the different effects of electricity, 357.
by lord Charles Cavendish, 348.
on the tourmalin, 371.
to show the utility of long pointed rods to houses, 389.
on amber, 403 _et seq._
on the Leyden phial, 434.
on different coloured cloths, ii. 108, 109.

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