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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want no encouragement from the government, if a country be ripe for
them, 405.

_Maritime_ observations, ii. 162.

_Marly_, experiments made at, for drawing lightning from the clouds,
i. 421.

_Marriage_ of Franklin, i. 97.

_Marriages_, where the greatest number take place, ii. 383.
why frequent and early in America, 385. iii. 113, 403.
early, letter on, iii. 475.

_Maryland_, account of a whirlwind there, ii. 61.
of paper bills formerly issued there, iii. 155.
its conduct in a French war, previous to the American troubles,
defended, 262.

_Massachusets_ bay, petition of the inhabitants of, to the king, iii. 325.

_Matter_, enquiry into the supposed vis inertiæ of, ii. 110.
man can neither create nor annihilate it, 123.

_Mawgridge_, William, member of the Junto club, i. 84.

_Maxims_, prudential, from poor Richard's almanack, iii. 453.

_Mazeas_, abbe, letter from, i. 420.

_Meal_, grain, &c. manner of preserving them good for ages, i. 376.
ii. 190.

_Mechanics_, advantages of an early attention to, i. 14.

_Mediocrity_, prevalence of, in America, iii. 399.

_Melody_ in music, what, ii. 340.

_Men_, six, struck down by an electric shock, i. 306.

_Mercer_, Dr. letter from, on a water-spout, ii. 34.

_Merchants_ and shopkeepers in America, iii. 394.

_Meredith_, Hugh, companion of Franklin, short account of, i. 72, 76, 89.

_Metalline_ rods, secure buildings from lightning, i. 281.
either prevent or conduct a stroke, 310.

_Metals_, melted by electricity and by lightning, i. 215, 229.
when melted by electricity, stain glass, 232.
polished, spotted by electrical sparks, 253.
feel colder than wood, why, ii. 56.

_Meteorological_ observations, ii. 1, 45, 66.

_Methusalem_ slept always in the open air, iii. 495.

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