if by too short a funnel, 269.
if by overpowering each other, 270, 271.
if by being overtopped, 271, 272.
if by improper situation of a door, 273.
if by smoke drawn down their funnels, 274, 275.
if by strong winds, 275, 276.
difficult sometimes to discover the cause of, 282.
_Smuggling_, reflections on, ii. 430.
encouragement of, not honest, 432.
_Snow_, singular instance of its giving electricity, i. 373.
_Soap-boiler_, part of Franklin's early life devoted to the business of,
i. 10, 14.
_Societies_, of which Franklin was president, i. 151.
learned, of which he was a member, 135.
_Socrates_, his mode of disputation, i. 21.
_Songs_, ancient, give more pleasure than modern, ii. 342.
modern, composed of all the defects of speech, 344.
_Soul_, argument against the annihilation of, iii. 548*.
_Sound_, best mediums for conveying, ii. 335.
observations on, 336.
queries concerning, 337.
_Sounds_ just past, we have a perfect idea of their pitch, ii. 340.
_Soup-dishes_ at sea, how to be made more convenient, ii. 195.
_Spain_, what has thinned its population, ii. 390.
_Specific_ weight, what, ii. 226.
_Spectacles_, double, advantages of, iii. 544*, 551*.
_Speech_, at Algiers, on slavery and piracy, ii. 450.
of Mr. Galloway, preface to, iii. 163.
last of Franklin, on the federal constitution, 416.
_Spelling_, a new mode of, recommended, ii. 359.
_Spheres_, electric, commodious ones, i. 178.
_Spider_, artificial, described, i. 177.
_Spirits_, fired without heating, i. 214, 245.
linen wetted with, cooling in inflammations, ii. 87.
should always be taken to sea in bottles, 175.
_Spots_ in the sun, how formed, i. 260.
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" The day comes round before you are aware, and the demand is made before you are prepared to satisfy it; or, if you bear your debt in mind, the term, which at first seemed so long, will, as it lessens, appear extremely short: "Time will seem to have added wings to his heels as well as his shoulders.Page 9
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