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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_Habits_, effects of, on population, ii. 393. 394.

_Hadley's_ quadrant, by whom invented, i. 83, 95.

_Hail_, brings down electrical fire, i. 292.
how formed, ii. 66.

_Hamilton_, Mr. a friend of Franklin's, i. 54, 88.

_Handel_, criticism on one of his compositions, ii. 345.

_Harmony_, in music, what, ii. 339.

_Harp_, effect of, on the ancient Scotch tunes, ii. 340.

_Harry_, David, companion of Franklin's, i. 72, 93.

_Hats_, summer, should be white, ii. 109.
the manufacture of, in New England, in 1760, iii. 131.

_Health_ of seamen, Captain Cook's method of preserving it recommended,
ii. 190.

_Heat_, produced by electricity and by lightning, i. 338, 339.
better conducted by some substances than others, ii. 56, 58.
how propagated, 58.
the pain it occasions, how produced, 78.
in animals, how generated, 79, 125.
in fermentation, the same as that of the human body, 80.
great, at Philadelphia, in 1750, 85.
general theory of, 122.

_Herrings_, shoals of, perceived by the smoothness of the sea, ii. 150.

_Hints_ to those that would be rich, iii. 466.

_Holmes_, Robert, brother-in-law to Franklin, i. 37, 71.

_Honesty_, often a very partial principle of conduct, ii. 430.

_Honours_, all descending ones absurd, iii. 550.

_Hopkins_, governor, his report of the number of inhabitants in Rhode
Island, iii. 129.

_Horse-race_, electrical, i. 335.

_Hospital_, one founded by the exertions of Franklin, i. 126.

_Hospitals_, foundling, state of in England and France, iii. 544*, 548*.

_Hospitality_, a virtue of barbarians, iii. 391.

_Houses_, remarks on covering them with copper, ii. 318, 320.
many in Russia covered with iron plates, 319.
their construction in Paris renders them little liable to fires, 321.

_Howe_, lord, letter from, to Franklin, iii. 365.
Franklin's answer to, 367.


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By thus employing myself, I shall yield to the inclination, so natural in old men, to talk of themselves and their exploits, and may freely follow my bent, without being tiresome to those who, from respect to my age, might think themselves obliged to listen to me; as they will be at liberty to read me or not as they please.
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I found besides a work of De Foe's, entitled an Essay on Projects, from which, perhaps, I derived impressions that have since influenced some of the principal events of my life.
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Independently of the acrimony and discord it introduces into conversation, it is often productive of dislike, and even hatred, between persons to whom friendship is indispensibly necessary.
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I then said to my brother, that if he would allow me per week half what he paid for my board, I would undertake to maintain myself.
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It was undoubtedly dishonourable to.
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William Bradford, who had been the.
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He was also to be a pressman.
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Breintnal, among others, obtained for us, on the part of the Quakers, the printing of forty sheets of their history; of which the rest was to be done by Keimer.
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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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_ Of each of these Dr.
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[23] Our tubes are made here of green glass, 27 or 30 inches long, as big as can be grasped.
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Wilson, at London, tried it on too large masses, and with too small force.
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In the same way, a strongly negative cloud may occasion a neighbouring cloud to draw into itself from others, an additional quantity, and, passing by it, leave it in a positive state.
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brook to Delaware or Schuylkill, and down one of them to their meeting, and up the other and the other brook; the time of its doing this may possibly be observable, and the further upwards the brooks are chosen, the more observable it would be.
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I hear an account of it was published at the time, but I cannot find it.
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A late piece of the Abbé Nollet, printed last year in the memoirs of the French Academy of Sciences, affords strong instances of this: for though the very relations he gives of the effects of lightning in several churches and other buildings show clearly, that it was conducted from one part to another by wires, gildings, and other pieces of metal that were _within_, or connected with the building, yet in the same paper he objects to the providing metalline conductors _without_ the building, as useless or dangerous.
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is held in the hand, and rise in the other as a jet or fountain; when it is all in the other, it begins to boil, as it were, by the vapour passing up through it; and the instant it begins to boil, a sudden coldness is felt in the ball held; a curious experiment, this, first observed and shown me by Mr.
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Its _rising again_ shows that the prime conductor lost little or none of its electric charge, as it had done through the point: the _falling_ of the ball while the large body was under the conductor therefore shows, that a quantity of its atmosphere was drawn from the end where the electrometer is placed to the part immediately over the large body, and there accumulated _ready_ to strike into it with its whole undiminished force, as soon as within the striking distance; and, were the prime conductor moveable like a _cloud_, it would approach the body by attraction till within that distance.
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