former flourishing state of, from the issue of paper money,
circumstances which rendered the restriction of paper money there not
abolition of paper currency there, 263.
_Newfoundland_ fisheries, more valuable than the mines of Peru, iii. 452.
_Newspaper_, one sufficient for all America, in 1721, i. 23.
instance of one set up by Franklin at Philadelphia, 86.
_New-York_, effects of lightning there, i. 326.
former flourishing state of, from the issue of paper-money, iii. 146.
sentiments of the colonists on the act for abolishing the legislature
obtained in exchange for Surinam, 349.
_Nollet_, Abbé, Franklin's theory of electricity opposed by, i. 113.
remarks on his letters, 430.
_Non-conductors_ of electricity, i. 378.
_Non-electric_, its property in receiving or giving electrical fire,
_North-east_ storms in America, account of, ii. 68.
_Nurses_, office at Paris for examining the health of, iii. 549*.
_Oak_ best for flooring and stair-cases, ii. 321.
_Ohio_, distance of its fort from the sea, iii. 119, note.
_Oil_, effect of heat on, ii. 4.
evaporates only in dry air, _ibid._
renders air unfit to take up water, _ibid._
curious instance of its effects on water in a lamp, 142.
stilling of waves by means of, 144, 145, 148, 150, 151, 154.
_Old_ man's wish, song so called quoted, iii. 546*.
_Onslow_, Arthur, dedication of a work to, by Franklin, iii. 59.
_Opinions_, vulgar ones too much slighted, ii. 146.
regard to established ones, thought wisdom in a government, iii. 226.
_Orthography_, a new mode of, ii. 359.
_Osborne_, a friend of Franklin's, i. 50, 53
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I took the contrary side, perhaps for dispute' sake.Page 16
While I was intent on improving my language, I met with an English grammar (I think it was Greenwood's) having at the end of it two little sketches on the arts of rhetoric and logic, the latter finishing with a dispute in the Socratic method; and soon after I procured Xenophon's _Memorable Things of Socrates_, wherein there are many examples of the same method.Page 19
When he found I would leave him, he took care to prevent my getting employment in any other printing-house in town, by going round and speaking to every master, who accordingly refused to give me work.Page 30
I can see it by all their actions; and if thou art not upon thy guard, they will draw thee into some danger: they are strangers to thee, and I advise thee, in a friendly concern for thy welfare, to have no acquaintance with them.Page 42
Our supper was only half an anchovy each, on a very little slice of bread and butter, and half a pint of ale between us; but the entertainment was in her conversation.Page 52
We settled with Keimer, and left him by his consent before he heard of it.Page 64
Some think we are of a French extract, which was formerly called Franks; some of a free line; a line free from that vassalage which was common to subjects in days of old; some from a bird of long red legs.Page 69
and situation of a _rising_ people; and in this respect I do not think that the writings of Caesar and Tacitus can be more interesting to a true judge of human nature and society.Page 88
In this piece it was my design to explain and enforce this doctrine, _that vicious actions are not hurtful because they are forbidden, but forbidden because they are hurtful_; the nature of man alone considered: that it was, therefore, every one's interest to be virtuous, who wished to be happy even in this world: and I should, from this circumstance (there being always in the world a number of rich merchants, nobility, states, and princes who have need of honest instruments for the management of their affairs, and such being so rare), have endeavoured to convince young persons, that no qualities are so likely to make a poor man's fortune as those of _probity_ and _integrity_.Page 109
" And, indeed, if it be the design of Providence to extirpate these savages, in order to make room for the cultivators of the earth, it seems not impossible that rum may be the appointed means.Page 114
An accidental occurrence had instructed me how much sweeping might be done in a little time; I found at my door in Craven-street one morning a poor woman sweeping my pavement with a birch broom; she appeared very pale and feeble, as just come out of a fit of sickness.Page 125
These eleven hundred had been picked men from the whole army; the rest had been left behind with Colonel Dunbar, who was to follow with the heavier part of the stores, provisions, and baggage.Page 146
Yet I think a set of experiments might be instituted, first, to determine the most proper form of the hull for swift sailing; next, the best dimensions and most proper place for the masts; then the form and quantity of sails, and their position as the winds may be; and, lastly, the disposition of the lading.Page 165
David Hartly on the other.Page 172
We may probably become acquainted with habits which it may be prudent to adopt, and discover virtues which we cannot fail to applaud.Page 180
"My fine crabtree walking-stick, with a gold head, curiously wrought in the form of the Cap.Page 188
They have made a surprising progress already; and I am of opinion that, before their old clothes are worn out, they will have new ones of their own making.Page 198
We have seen that they would have been safer among the ancient heathens, with whom the rites of hospitality were sacred.