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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difference in its qualities, 301.
error as to its pores, 302.
will admit the electric fluid, when moderately heated, 345, 347.
when cold retains the electric fluid, 346.
experiments on warm and cold, 348.
singular tube and ball of, 386.

_Glasses_, musical, described, ii. 330, _et seq._

_God_, saying in America respecting, iii. 401.

_Godfrey_, Thomas, a lodger with Franklin, i. 81.
a member of the Junto, 83.
inventor of Hadley's quadrant, _ibid._
wishes Franklin to marry a relation of his, 95.

_Gold_ and silver, remarks on exportation of, ii. 416.

_Golden_ fish, an electrical device, i. 233.

_Government_, free, only destroyed by corruption of manners, ii. 397.

_Gout_, dialogue with that disease, iii. 499.

_Grace_, Robert, member of the Junto club, i. 84, 89.

_Gratitude_ of America, letter on, iii. 239.

_Greasing_ the bottoms of ships, gives them more swiftness, ii. 180.

_Greece_, causes of its superiority over Persia, ii. 397.

_Greek_ empire, the destruction of, dispersed manufacturers over Europe,
iii. 122.

_Green_ and red, relation between the colours of, ii. 341.

_Greenlanders_, their boats best for rowing, ii. 176.

_Guadaloupe_, its value to Britain over-rated, iii. 139.

_Gulph-stream_, observations on, ii. 186.
whalers frequent its edges, _ibid._
long unknown to any but the American fishermen, _ibid._
how generated, 187.
its properties, _ibid._
tornadoes and water-spouts attending it, accounted for, 188.
how to avoid it, 197.
Nantucket whalers best acquainted with it, 198.
thermometrical observations on, 199.
journal of a voyage across, _ibid._

_Gunpowder_, fired by electricity, i. 250.
magazines of, how to secure them from lightning, 375.
proposal for keeping it dry, 376.


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The world has been very well satisfied with these opinions, and prejudiced with respect to any observations about them.
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Thus a body which is a good conductor of fire readily receives it into its substance, and conducts it through the whole to all the parts, as metals and water do; and if two bodies, both good conductors, one heated, the other in its common state, are brought into contact with each other, the body which has most fire readily communicates of it to that which had least, and that which had least readily receives it, till an equilibrium is produced.
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I have shown, that some bodies (as metals) have a power of attracting it stronger than others; and I have sometimes suspected, that a living body had some power of attracting out of the air, or other bodies, the heat it wanted.
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Is not the finding of great quantities of shells and bones of animals (natural to hot climates) in the cold ones of our present world, some proof that its poles have been changed? Is not the supposition that the poles have been changed, the easiest way of accounting for the deluge, by getting rid of the old difficulty how to dispose of its waters after it was over? Since if the poles were again to be changed, and placed in the present equator, the sea would fall there about fifteen miles in height, and rise as much in the present polar regions; and the effect would be proportionable if the new poles were placed any where between the present and the equator.
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If a drop of oil is put on a highly polished marble table, or on a looking-glass that lies horizontally, the drop remains in its place, spreading very little.
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_ the same quantity of air takes up more space when warm than when cold.
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pressing down through it in whatever position the wind may have placed its opening.
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make a single instrument there should be at least six glasses blown of each size; and out of this number one may probably pick thirty-seven glasses (which are sufficient for three octaves with all the semitones) that will be each either the note one wants or a little sharper than that note, and all fitting so well into each other as to taper pretty regularly from the largest to the smallest.
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Our seamen are equally bold, skilful, and hardy; dexterous in exploring the remotest regions, and ready to engage in voyages to unknown countries, though attended with the greatest dangers.
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Why, but that the profits of their places, or the emoluments expected, are sufficient inducements? The business then is, to find money, by impressing, sufficient to make the sailors all volunteers, as well as their officers, and this without any fresh burthen upon trade.
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