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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| gathered up, leaving a small opening|
| *ų |Um, un; as in umbrage, | ų |The next a very short vowel, the sound|
| | unto, &c. and | | of which we should express in our |
| | as in _er_. | | present letters thus, _uh_; a short,|
| | | | and not very strong _aspiration_. |
| h |Hunter, happy, high. | huh |A stronger or more forcible aspiration|
| | | | |
| g |Give, gather, | gi |The first CONSONANT; being formed by |
| | | | the _root of the tongue_; this is |
| | | | the present hard _g_. |
| k |Keep, kick. | ki |A kindred sound; a little more acute; |
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Text Comparison with Experiments and Observations on Electricity Made at Philadelphia in America

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John's Gate_.
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But if the persons on wax touch one another during the exciting of the tube, neither of them will appear to be electrised.
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--And this restitution cannot be made through the substance of the glass, but must be done by a non-electric communication formed without, from surface to surface.
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'Tis made of a thin round plate of window-glass, seventeen inches diameter, well gilt on both sides, all but two inches next the edge.
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Which shews that bodies having less than the common quantity of Electricity, repel each other, as well as those that have more.
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having fertilized a country of very great extent.
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and it will receive from the wire a quantity of the electrical fluid; but will not imbibe it,.
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When you have drawn away one of these angular portions of the fluid, another succeeds in its place, from the nature of fluidity and the mutual repulsion beforementioned; and so the atmosphere continues flowing off at such angle, like a stream, till no more is remaining.
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But if a needle be stuck on the end of the punch, its point upwards, the scale, instead of drawing nigh to the punch and snapping, discharges its fire silently through the point, and rises higher from the punch.
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If the electrical stand be kept clean and dry, a man standing on it when such clouds are passing low, might be electrified and afford sparks, the rod drawing fire to him from a cloud.
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We have since found, that one strong shock breaks the continuity of the gold in the filleting, and makes it look rather like dust of gold, abundance of its parts being broken and driven off; and it will seldom conduct above one strong shock.
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I know it is commonly thought that it easily pervades glass, and the experiment of a feather suspended by a thread in a bottle hermetically sealed, yet moved by bringing a nibbed tube near the outside of the bottle, is alledged to prove it.
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Another chain was fix'd to the prime conductor, and held in the hand of a person to be electrised.
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For if it was fine enough to come with the electrical fluid through the body of one person, why should it stop on the skin of another? But I shall never have done, if I tell you all my conjectures, thoughts, and imaginations, on the nature and operations of this electrical fluid, and relate the variety of little experiments we have try'd.