Vie de Benjamin Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome II suivie de ses œuvres morales, politiques et littéraires

By Benjamin Franklin

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sur ces colonnes treize lignes rouges
transversales, plaçant au commencement de chacune, la première lettre
d'une des vertus. Dans cette ligne, et la colonne convenable, je pouvois
marquer avec un petit trait d'encre toutes les fautes que, d'après mon
examen, je reconnoîtrois avoir commis ce jour-là contre cette vertu.



_Ne mangez pas jusqu'à être appesanti; ne buvez pas jusqu'à ce que votre
tête soit affectée._

| DIM. | LUN. | MAR. | MER. | JEU. | VEN. | SAM. |
Sobriété. | | | | | | | |
Silence. | | | | | | | |
Ordre. | | | | | | | |
Résolution. | | | | | | | |

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Text Comparison with The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 1 [of 3]

Page 11
But since a repetition of life cannot take place, there is nothing which, in my opinion, so nearly resembles it, as to call to mind all.
Page 32
Fatigued with walking, rowing, and having passed the night without sleep, I was extremely hungry, and all my money consisted of a Dutch dollar, and about a shilling's worth of coppers, which I gave to the boatmen for my passage.
Page 41
I am determined to have a good printer here, and I am sure you will succeed.
Page 68
My hopes of success, which I imparted to him, were founded on the circumstance, that the only paper we had in Philadelphia at that time, and which Bradford printed, was a paltry thing, miserably conducted, in no respect amusing, and which yet was profitable.
Page 71
If you will take upon yourself the debts of the partnership, return my father the hundred pounds he has advanced, pay my little personal debts, and give me thirty pounds and a new saddle, I will renounce the partnership, and consign over the whole stock to you.
Page 108
Franklin was decidedly in favour of the measure proposed, and had great influence in bringing others to his sentiments.
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Give him the electrised bottle in his hand.
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Every spark in that manner drawn from the surface of the wheel, makes a round hole in the gilding, tearing off a part of it in coming out; which shews that the fire is not accumulated on the gilding, but is in the glass itself.
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cork balls, electrified by them, will sometimes close at the approach of excited glass; and at other times be separated to a greater distance.
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Too great charge might, indeed, kill a man, but I have not yet seen any hurt done by it.
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The wire was not bigger than a common knitting-needle.
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Take a crooked wire of the thickness of a quill, and of such a length as that one end of it being applied to the lower part of a charged bottle, the upper may be brought near the ball on the top of the wire that is in the bottle.
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The clouds have often more of this fluid in proportion than the earth; in which case, as soon as they come near enough (that is, within the striking distance) or meet with a conductor, the fluid quits them and strikes into the earth.
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--If one end is held in the hand, and the other a little elevated above the level, a constant succession of large bubbles proceeds from the end in the hand to the other end, making an appearance that puzzled me much, till I found that the space not filled with water was also free from air, and either filled with a subtle invisible vapour continually rising from the water, and extremely rarefiable by the least heat at one end, and condensable again by the least coolness at the other; or it is the very fluid of fire itself, which parting from the hand pervades the glass, and by its expansive force depresses the water till it can pass between it and the glass, and escape to the other end, where it gets through the glass again into the air.
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des Sci.
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_Meteorological_ observations, ii.
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_Sound_, best mediums for conveying, ii.