The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2 [of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin

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125 | | 83 | 80 |
| 3 |35 30 |57 24| 83| 80 | 83| 80 |S WbS|WbN ½N| 114 | 6° 0| 84 | 81 |
| 4 |35 50 |59 1| 82| 80 | 83| 80 |S W½W|WbN ¼N| 82 | | 83 | 81 |
| 5 |35 55 |61 0| 81| 80 | 82| 81 |S S W|W ¼ N | 96 | | 82 | 81 |
| 6 |36 20 |62 30| 80| 81 | 79| 80 |N WbN|W b N | 75 | | 78 | 80 |
| 7 |34 50 |63 10| 87| 80 | 78| 81 |N WbN|S S W | 86 | | 78 | 81 |
| 8 |34 45 |64 40| 75| 79 | 75| 79 |North|W ¼ S | 74 | | 75 | 79 |
| 9 |35 43 |66 42| 75| 79 | 77| 73 |N E |W N W | 108 | | 78 | 80 |
| 10 |37 20 |68 40| 77| 73 | 77| 70 |E N E|N W | 126 | | 78 | 72 |
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N.B. Longitude is reckoned from London, and the Thermometer is
according to Fahrenheit.


OBSERVATIONS.

July 31. At one P.M. the Start bore WNW. distant six leagues.

August 1. The water appears luminous in the ship's wake.

---- 2. The temperature of the water is taken at eight in the
morning and at eight in the evening.

---- 6. The water appears less luminous.

---- 7. Formegas SW. dist 32½ deg. St. Mary's SW½S. 33 leagues.

---- 8. From this date the temperature of the water is taken at
eight in the morning and at six in the evening.

---- 10. Moonlight, which prevents the luminous appearance of the
water.

---- 11. A strong southerly current.

---- 12.

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Text Comparison with Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] With His Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, Selected with Care from All His Published Productions, and Comprising Whatever Is Most Entertaining and Valuable to the General Reader

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I remember, when I was a boy, he came to my father's in Boston, and resided in the house with us for several years.
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My early readiness in learning to read (which must have been very early, and I do not remember when I could not read), and the opinion of all my friends, that I should certainly make a good scholar, encouraged him in this purpose of his.
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There was another bookish lad in the town, John Collins by name, with whom I was intimately acquainted.
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The governor received me with great civility, showed me his library, which was a considerable one, and we had a good deal of conversation relative to books and authors.
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his son; had prevailed on him to abstain long from dram-drinking, and he hoped might break him of that wretched habit entirely when we came to be so closely connected.
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Godfrey projected a match for me with a relation's daughter, took opportunities of bringing us often together, till a serious courtship on my part ensued, the girl being in herself very deserving.
Page 65
My father was born at Ecton or Eton, Northamptonshire, on the 18th of October, 1598; married to Miss Jane White, niece to Coll White, of Banbury, and died in the 84th year of his age.
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This idea, being approved by the Junto, was communicated to the other clubs, but as originating in each of them; and though the plan was not immediately carried into execution, yet, by preparing the minds of the people for the change, it paved the way for the law, obtained a few years after, when the members of our clubs were grown into more influence.
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Dr.
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He gave me information that my old friend Ralph was still alive, that he was esteemed one of the best political writers in England; had been employed in the dispute between Prince Frederic and the king, and had obtained a pension of three hundred pounds a year; that his reputation was indeed small as a poet, but his prose was thought as good as any man's.
Page 143
I was at the entertainment given by the city of New-York to Lord Loudon, on his taking upon him the command.
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Besides, it scarce ever happens that a ship is formed, fitted for the sea, and sailed by the same person; one man builds the hull, another rigs her, a third loads and sails her.
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One would have the sails trimmed sharper than another, so that they seemed to have no certain rule to govern by.
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grand idea of ascertaining the truth of his doctrine by actually drawing down the lightning, by means of sharp-pointed iron rods raised into the region of the clouds.
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Collinson, it is said, were refused a place in the Transactions of the Royal Society of London.
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His manners were easy and accommodating, and his address winning and respectful.
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And if the number of appliers so entitled should be so large as that the sum will not suffice to afford to each as much as might otherwise not be improper, the proportion to each shall be diminished, so as to afford every one some assistance.
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_ We were only reimbursed what, in your opinion, we had advanced beyond our proportion, or beyond what might reasonably be expected from us; and it was a very small part of what we spent.
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_Q.
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" A proposal for recommitting this resolution was negatived by 240 votes to 133.