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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harmony and melody of the old Scotch tunes 338

On the defects of modern music 343

Description of the process to be observed in making large sheets
of paper in the Chinese manner, with one smooth surface 349

On modern innovations in the English language and in printing 351

A scheme for a new alphabet and reformed mode of spelling; with
remarks and examples concerning the same; and an enquiry into
its uses, in a correspondence between Miss S---- and Dr. Franklin,
written in the characters of the alphabet 357

Rules for a club formerly established in Philadelphia 366

Questions discussed by the Junto forming the preceding club 369

Sketch of an English school; for the consideration of the trustees
of the Philadelphia Academy 370

Advice to youth in reading 378


Observations concerning the increase of mankind, peopling of
countries, &c 383

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It is not by mechanical motion communicated to the particles of dust by the hoof, that they fly so far, nor by the wind, that they spread so wide: but the air near the ground, more heated by the hot dust struck into it, is rarefied and rises, and in rising mixes with the cooler air, and communicates of its dust to it, and it is at length so diffused as to become invisible.
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These contrary winds, or diverging, I can conceive may occasion them, as it were by suction, making a breach in a large cloud.
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air, tiles, stones, and animals themselves, which happen to be in their course, and all kinds of bodies unexceptionably, throwing them to a considerable distance, with great impetuosity.
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The phenomenon of retiring and advancing, I think may be accounted for, by supposing the progressive motion to exceed or not equal the consumption of the vapour by condensation.
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For water, though cold when first applied, will soon acquire warmth from the flesh, as it does not evaporate fast enough; but the cloths wet with spirit, will continue cold as long as any spirit is left to keep up the evaporation, the parts warmed escaping as soon as they are warmed, and carrying off the heat with them.
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Perhaps it may be owing to the permanent magnetism of this globe, which it had not at first, that its axis is at present kept parallel to itself, and not liable to the changes it formerly suffered, which occasioned the rupture of its shell, the submersions and emersions of its lands and the confusion of its seasons.
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With great esteem, I have the honour to be, Sir, &c.
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Its position will naturally throw that air up and along the ceiling.
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printed at Wirtemberg in 1723, which describes, among a great variety of other stoves for warming rooms, one, which seems.
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It may be adviseable to begin with the flaming kind of stone coal, which is large, and, not caking together, is not so apt to clog the grate.
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In remarking on the history, the master will have fine opportunities of instilling instruction of various kinds, and improving the morals, as well as the understandings, of youth.
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Johnson's Ethices Elementa, or First Principles of Morality, may now be read by the scholars, and explained by the master, to lay a solid foundation of virtue and piety in their minds.
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What an accession of power to the British empire by sea as well as land! What increase of trade and navigation! What numbers of ships and seamen! We have been here but little more than a hundred years, and yet the force of our privateers in the late war, united, was greater, both in men and guns, than that of the whole British navy in queen Elizabeth's time.
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Franklin of Philadelphia, a man who makes a great figure in the learned world: and who would still make a greater figure for benevolence and candour, were virtue as much regarded in this declining age as knowledge.
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Those who remain at home have not that happiness.
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_ It is not governed by any of the rules of the common courts of law.
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