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

By Benjamin Franklin

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On early marriages 475

Effect of early impressions on the mind 478

The whistle 480

A petition to those who have the superintendency of education 483

The handsome and deformed leg 485

Morals of chess 488

The art of procuring pleasant dreams 493

Dialogue between Franklin and the gout 499

On the death of relatives

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--Golden fish.
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It is this: For want of modesty is want of sense.
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It happened that they produced on me an effect precisely the reverse of what was intended by the writers; for the arguments of the deists, which were cited in order to be refuted, appeared to me much more forcible than the refutation itself.
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"It is hoped and expected that the trustees will make it their pleasure, and in some degree their business, to visit the academy often; to encourage and countenance the youth, to countenance and assist the masters, and, by all means in their power, advance the usefulness and reputation of the design; that they will look on the students as, in some measure, their own children, treat them with familiarity and affection; and when they have behaved well, gone through their studies, and are to enter the world, they shall zealously unite, and make all the interest that can be made to promote and establish them, whether in business, offices, marriages, or any other thing for their advantage, in preference to all other persons whatsoever, even of equal merit.
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The Royal Society of London, which had at first refused his performances admission into its transactions, now thought it an honour to rank him amongst its fellows.
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shall be again let out to fresh borrowers.
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Points of wood will do near as well as those of iron, provided the wood is not dry; for perfectly dry wood.
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The non-electric contained in the bottle differs, when electrised, from a non-electric electrised out of the bottle, in this: that the electrical fire.
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See § 8, 9, 10, 11.
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When the upper plate is electrified, the leaf is attracted, and raised towards it, and would fly to that plate, were it not for its own points.
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[53] In the dark the electric fluid may be seen on the cushion in two semi-circles or half-moons, one on the fore-part, the other on the back part of the cushion, just where the globe and cushion separate.
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I imagine it is the glass globe that charges positively, and the sulphur negatively, for these reasons: 1.
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I am still at a loss about the manner in which they become charged with electricity; no hypothesis I have yet formed perfectly satisfying me.
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When they were thus placed, I applied the other end of my rod to the prime conductor, and they all dropped together.
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Franklin's system.
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As soon as I have a little leisure, I will make the experiment, and send you the result.
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Yet as the quantity manifested by the discharge was not apparently so great as.
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characterized by Mr.