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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Remarks on some of the foregoing observations, showing particularly
the effect which manners have on population 392

Plan by Messieurs Franklin and Dalrymple, for benefiting distant
unprovided countries 403

Concerning the provision made in China against famine 407

Positions to be examined, concerning national wealth 408

Political fragments, supposed either to be written by Dr. Franklin,
or to contain sentiments nearly allied to his own 411

On the price of corn, and management of the poor 418

On luxury, idleness, and industry 424

On smuggling, and its various species 430

Observations on war 435

Notes copied from Dr. Franklin's writing in pencil in the margin of
Judge Foster's celebrated argument in favour of the impressing
of seamen

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to the blush.
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Reflecting, and putting circumstances together, I then began to doubt his sincerity.
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Thus do these poor devils.
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We reprinted it with accuracy and neatness, and sent a copy to every member.
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Grey, while the science was in its infancy.
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Franklin's services in the foundation and establishment of this seminary.
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They, alarmed at this intelligence, and Franklin's exertions, used their utmost endeavours to prevent the royal sanction being given to this law, which they represented as highly iniquitous, designed to throw the burden of supporting government upon them, and calculated to produce the most ruinous consequences to them and their posterity.
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To prove that the electrical fire is _drawn off_ by the point, if you take the blade of the bodkin out of the wooden handle, and fix it in a stick of sealing-wax, and then present it at the distance aforesaid, or if you bring it very near, no such effect follows; but sliding one finger along the wax till you touch the blade, and the ball flies to the shot immediately.
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In air compressed, these triangles are smaller; in rarified air they are larger.
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For, had this globe we live on, as much of it in proportion as we can give to a globe of iron, wood, or the like, the particles of dust and other light matters that get loose from it, would, by virtue of their separate electrical atmospheres, not only repel each other, but be repelled from the earth, and not easily be brought to unite with it again; whence our air would continually be more and more clogged with foreign matter, and grow unfit for respiration.
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so a blunt body presented cannot draw off a number of particles at once, but a pointed one, with no greater force, takes them away easily, particle by particle.
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Canton, dated December 6, 1753; with Explanations, by Mr.
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) Part went through or under the foundation, and got under the hearth, blowing up great part of the bricks (_m_)(_s_), and producing the other effects (_o_)(_p_)(_q_)(_r_).
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metal, the other not so good, it passes in the best, and will follow it in any direction.
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Small ragged parts of clouds, suspended in the air between the great body of clouds and the earth (like leaf gold in electrical experiments) often serve as partial conductors for the lightning, which proceeds from one of them to another, and by their help comes within the striking distance to the earth or a building.
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But when a _point_ is opposed to the cotton, its electricity is thereby taken from it, faster than it can at a distance be supplied with a fresh quantity from the conductor.
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number of its inhabitants, 249.
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