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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of, the common cause of the state,
iii. 109.

_Frugality_, advantages of, ii. 397.
observance of, in America, iii. 374

_Fruit-walls_, blacking them recommended, ii. 110.

_Fuel_, scarce in Philadelphia, ii. 225.

_Fulling-mills_ in America, iii. 270.

_Fusion_, cold, of metals, supposed, i. 215.
proves a mistake, 339.
error respecting it acknowledged, 355.


_Galloway_, Mr, preface to his speech, iii. 163.

_Garnish-money_, practice among printers of demanding it, i. 63.

_Gauger_, M. his invention for fire-places, ii. 232.

_Genealogy_ of the Franklin family, i. 5.

_German_ stoves, advantages and disadvantages of, ii. 234.

_Germany_, why the several states of, encourage foreign manufactures in
preference to those of each other, iii. 118. note.

_Gilding_, its properties as a conductor, i. 201.
the effects of lightning and of electricity on, 229.
fails as a conductor after a few shocks, 231.

_Glass_, has always the same quantity of electrical fire, i. 191.
possesses the whole power of giving a shock, 192, 247.
in panes, when first used in an electrical experiment, 193, 194.
great force in small portions of, 199.
impermeable to the electric fluid, 234, 310.
strongly attracts the electric fluid, 236.
cannot be electrified negatively, _ibid._
its opposite surfaces, how affected, _ibid._
its component parts and pores extremely fine, 237.
manner of its operation in producing electricity, _ibid._
its elasticity, to what owing, 239.
thick, resists a change of the quantity of electricity of its
different sides, 242.
rod of, will not conduct a shock, _ibid._
when fluid, or red hot, will conduct electricity,

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My mother, the second wife, was Abiah Folger, daughter of Peter Folger, one of the first colonists of New England, of whom Cotton Mather makes honourable mention, in his Ecclesiastical History of that province, as "_a pious and learned Englishman_," if I rightly recollect his expressions.
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When about sixteen years of age, a work of Tyron's fell into my hands, in which he recommends vegetable diet.
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They took me to their houses, introduced me to their friends, and treated me with the greatest civility; while Keimer, though master, saw himself a little neglected.
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Whilst marching to take possession of the post at the junction of the Allegany and Monongahela, he was informed that the French had already erected a fort there.
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Finding that they would harken to no terms of accommodation, he laid his petition before the Council.
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The following epitaph on himself, was written by him many years previous to his death:-- THE BODY OF _BENJAMIN.
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--Gunpowder fired by the electric Flame.
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Perhaps the _auroræ boreales_ are currents of this fluid in its own region, above our atmosphere, becoming from their motion visible.
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I observe that the stream or brush of fire, appearing at the end of a wire, connected with the conductor, is long, large, and much diverging, when the glass globe is used, and makes a snapping (or rattling) noise: but when the sulphur one is used, it is short, small, and makes a hissing noise; and just the reverse of both happens, when you hold the same wire in your hand, and the globes are worked alternately: the brush is large, long, diverging, and snapping (or rattling) when the sulphur globe is turned; short, small, and hissing, when the glass globe is turned.
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The spire was split all to pieces by the lightning, and the parts flung in all directions over the square in which the church stood, so that nothing remained above the bell.
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They would only be heated in proportion as such separation could be more easily made.
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I heated the large one in boiling water.
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To prove whether this was actually the case or not, I ground one of my phials in a part where it was extremely thin, grinding it considerably beyond the middle, and very near to the opposite superficies, as I found, upon breaking it after the experiment.
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have little more solidity than fogs, _ibid.
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the debts from, must be left to honour, 220.
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