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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of the atmosphere at different
heights.--Electrical horse-race.--Electrical thermometer.--In
what cases the electrical fire produces heat.--Wire lengthened by
electricity.--Good effect of a rod on the house of Mr. West, of
Philadelphia. 331

Answer to some of the foregoing subjects.--How long the Leyden
bottle may be kept charged.--Heated glass rendered permeable by the
electric fluid.--Electrical attraction and repulsion.--Reply to
other subjects in the preceding paper.--Numerous ways of kindling
fire.--Explosion of water.--Knobs and points. 343

Accounts from Carolina (mentioned in the foregoing letter) of the
effects of lightning on two of the rods commonly affixed to houses
there, for securing them against lightning. 361

Mr. William Maine's account of the effects of the lightning on his
rod, dated at Indian Land, in South Carolina, Aug. 28, 1760. 362

On the electricity of the tourmalin. 369

New observation relating to electricity in the atmosphere. 373

Flash of lightning that struck St. Bride's steeple. 374

Best method of securing a powder magazine from lightning. 375

Of lightning, and the methods (now used in America) of securing
buildings and persons from its mischievous effects. 377

St. Bride's steeple.--Utility of electrical conductors to
Steeples.--Singular kind of glass tube.

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when certain ministers, who had been ejected as nonconformists, having held conventicles in Northamptonshire, they were joined by Benjamin and Josias, who adhered to them ever after.
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Charmed to a degree of enthusiasm with this mode of disputing, I adopted it, and renouncing blunt contradiction, and direct and positive argument, I assumed the character of an humble questioner.
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At the moment that he was sinking, I seized him by the fore-top, saved him, and drew him on board.
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--No, I replied, we will not row for you.
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She was a Roman Catholic.
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Franklin, as written by himself, so far as it has yet been communicated to the world, breaks off in this place.
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FOOTNOTES: [1] As a proof that Franklin was anciently the common name of an order or rank in England, see Judge Fortesque, _De laudibus legum Angliæ_, written about the year 1412, in which is the following passage, to shew that good juries might easily be formed in any part of England: "Regio etiam ilia, ita respersa refertaque est _posessoribus terrarum_ et agrorum, quod in ea, villula tam parva reperiri non poterit, in qua non est _miles_, _armiger_, vel pater-familias, qualis ibidem _franklin_ vulgariter nuncupatur, magnis ditatus possessionibus, nec non libere tenentes et alii _valecti_ plurimi, suis patrimoniis sufficientes, ad faciendum juratam, in forma prænotata.
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The Indians had received intelligence of the attack which was intended against them, but disbelieved it.
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Under the marquis of Rockingham's administration, it appeared expedient to endeavour to calm the minds of the colonists; and the repeal of the odious tax was contemplated.
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A dry cake of ice, or an icicle held between two in a circle, likewise prevents the shock, which one would not expect, as water conducts it so perfectly well.
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Give it more fire, and it will give a spark at a greater distance.
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Nay, even if the needle be placed upon the floor near the punch, its point upwards, the end of the punch, though so much higher than the needle, will not attract the scale and receive its fire, for the needle will get it and convey it away, before it comes nigh enough for the punch to act.
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that of _conducting_ the lightning.
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An iron rod being placed on the outside of a building, from the highest part continued down into the moist earth, in any direction strait or crooked, following the form of.
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There is no example of a house, provided with a perfect conductor, which has suffered any considerable damage; and even those which are without them have suffered little, since conductors have come common in this city.
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There is another circumstance much to be desired with respect to glass, and that is, that it should not be subject to break when highly charged in the Leyden experiment.
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Bevis observed, at Mr.
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It is diverting to see.
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_Animals_, how to kill them by electricity, i.
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experiments on, ii.