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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how to preserve buildings from, 377.
personal danger from, how best avoided, 381.
brought down by a pointed rod, in a large quantity, 389.
how to prevent a stroke of, at sea, ii. 175.

_Linnæus_, instance of public benefit arising from his knowledge
of insects, ii. 94.

_London_, atmosphere of, moister than that of the country, ii. 139.

_Loyalty_ of America before the troubles, iii. 237.

_Luxury_, beneficial when not too common, ii. 389.
definition of, 395, 425.
extinguishes families, 395.
not to be extirpated by laws, 401.
further observations on, 425.

_Lying-to_, the only mode yet used for stopping a vessel at sea, ii. 181.


_Maddeson_, Mr. death of, lamented, iii. 544*.

_Magazine_ of powder, how to secure it from lightning, i. 375.

_Magical_ circle of circles, ii. 327.
picture, i. 195.
square of squares, ii. 324.

_Magnetism_, animal, detected and exposed, i. 150.
given by electricity, 248, 314.
and electricity, affinity between, 410.
supposed to exist in all space, ii. 119, 126.
conjectures as to its effects on the globe, 120.
enquiry how it first came to exist, 126.

_Mahogany_, expands and shrinks, according to climate, ii. 138.
recommended for an hygrometer, 141.

_Mandeville_, Franklin's acquaintance with, i. 39.

_Manners_, effects of, on population, ii. 393, _et seq._
letter to the Busy-body on the want of, iii. 432.

_Manufactures_, produce greater proportionate returns than raw materials,
ii. 410.
founded in the want of land for the poor, iii. 107.
are with difficulty transplanted from one country to another, 121.
hardly ever lost but by foreign conquest, 122.
probability of their establishment in America, 260.

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Text Comparison with Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved"

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Proprietors, W.
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Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you.
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" Let us then up and be doing, and doing to the purpose: so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.
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"--If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is so much to be done for yourself, your family, your country, and your king.
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1, 1805.
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got together to this sale of fineries and nick-nacks.
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"--What would you think of that prince, or of that government, who should issue an edict forbidding you to dress like a gentleman or gentlewoman, on pain of imprisonment or servitude? Would you not say that you were free, have a right to dress as you please, and that such an edict would be a breach of your privileges, and such a government tyrannical? And.
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" Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and "It is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel," as Poor Richard says: so, "Rather go to bed supper-less, than rise in debt," Get what you can, and what you get hold, 'Tis the stone that will turn all your lead into gold.
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Richard says.