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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by B. Franklin 49

Observations on the meteorological paper; sent by a gentleman in
New York to B. Franklin 51

Answer to the foregoing observations, by B. Franklin 55

Gentleman of New York in reply 58

Account of a whirlwind at Maryland 61

On the north east storms in North America 63

Meteorological imaginations and conjectures 66

Suppositions and conjectures towards forming an hypothesis, for
the explanation of the aurora borealis 69

On cold produced by evaporation 75

On the same subject 83

Concerning the light in sea-water

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Text Comparison with Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved"

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Darton, Junr.
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with Biographical and Interesting Anecdotes 1 6 Watt's Catechism and Prayers, in 1 vol.
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I stopped my horse, lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods.
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There are no gains without pains; then help hands, for I have no lands;" or if I have, they are smartly taxed.
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The diligent spinner has a large shift; and now I have a sheep and a cow, every body bids me good-morrow.
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] 'Trusting too much to others' care is the ruin of many; for, "In the affairs of this world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it:" but a man's own care is profitable; for, "If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,--serve yourself.
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For, in another place, he says, "Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths.
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"It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
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yet you are about to put yourself under that tyranny, when you run in debt for such dress! Your creditor has authority, at his pleasure, to deprive you of your liberty, by confining you in gaol for life, or by selling you for a servant, if you should not be able to pay him.
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The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practised the contrary, just as if it had been a common sermon; for the auction opened, and they began to buy extravagantly.