The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1905 - United States
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See Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth on p. 386.

Contents

A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency April 3 1729
133
Preface to The Pennsylvania Gazette October 2 1729
155
Dialogues concerning Virtue and Pleasure June 23 and July 9 1730
157
A Witch Trial at Mount Holly October 22 1730
170
An Apology for Printers June 10 1731
173
To Mrs Jane Mecom June 19 1731
180
Letter from Anthony Afterwit July 10 1732
182
Letter from Celia Single July 24 1732
186
Letter from Alice Addertongue September 12 1732
189
Preface to Poor Richard 1733 October 1732
196
A Meditation on a Quart Mugg July 19 1733
198
Preface to Poor Richard 1734 October 30 1733
200
Preface to Poor Richard 1735 October 30 1734
203
Protection of Towns from Fire February 4 1735
205
Preface to Poor Richard 1736 October 1735
208
Preface to Poor Richard 1737 October 1736
210
Hints for those that would be Rich October 1736
211
Preface to Poor Richard 1738 October 1737
213
To Josiah Franklin April 13 1738
215
Preface to Poor Richard 1739 October 1738
216
31 A True Prognostication for 1739 October 1738
218
NO AGE 32 Preface to Poor Richard 1740 October 7 1739
221
Preface to Poor Richard 1742 October 1741
224
34 Rules of Health and Long Life October 1741 227 35 A Proposal for promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America May ...
228
Shavers and Trimmers June 23 and June 30 1743
232
To William Strahan July 10 1743
237
Preface to Poor Richard 1744 October 1743
239
To Cadwallader Colden November 4 1743
240
To William Strahan February 12 1744
241
Preface to Logans Translation of Cato Major February 29 744 244
244
43 An Account of the Newinvented Pennsylvanian Fireplaces November 1744
246
To Cadwallader Colden April 5 1744
276
To William Strahan July 4 1744
280
To Josiah and Abiah Franklin September 6 1744
281
To John Franklin March 10 1745
283
To Cadwallader Colden August 15 1745
284
To James Read August 17 1745
289
To Cadwallader Colden November 28 1745
290
Preface to Poor Richard 1746 November 1745
294
To Cadwallader Colden 1747
317
To Cadwallader Colden August 6 1747
322
To Peter Collinson August 14 1747
324
To Cadwallader Colden October 1 1747 333
333
MO PAGE 69 Preface to Poor Richard Improved 1748 October 1747
334
or Serious Considerations on the Present State of the City of Philadelphia and Province of Pennsylvania By a Tradesman of Philadelphia November 1...
336
To Cadwallader Colden November 27 1747
354
To William Strahan November 28 1747
355
To James Logan December 4 1747
356
To Cadwallader Colden January 27 1748
357
To James Logan January 27 1748
359
To James Logan January 30 1748
360
To James Logan April 6 1748
361
To Cadwallader Colden September 29 1748
362
To Peter Collinson October 18 1748
364
To William Strahan October 19 1748
365
To James Logan October 30 1748
367
To James Read December 5 1748
369
Advice to a Young Tradesman 1748
370
To William Strahan April 29 1749
373
To William Strahan July 3 1749
376
To George Whitefield July 6 1749
377
To Mrs Abiah Franklin September 7 1749
378
To Mrs Abiah Franklin October 16 1749
379
To William Strahan October 23 1749 380 90 Preface to Poor Richard Improved 1750 October 1749
381
To Jared Eliot 1749
385
92 Proposals relating to the Education of Youth in Pensil vania 1749
386
To Peter Collinson April 29 1749
397
To Peter Collinson 1749
411
To Peter Collinson July 27 1750
423
To Peter Collinson July 29 1750
425
Opinions and Conjectures concerning the Properties and Effects of the Electrical Matter 1750
427
jCj8 Additional Experiments 1750
454
To Peter Collinson 1750F
456
To Peter Collinson 1750
460
The Speech of Polly Baker
463
A Conjecture as to the Cause of the Heat of the Blood in Health and of the Cold and Hot Fits of some Fevers
468
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Page 96 - Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Page 97 - Whether to deck with clouds the uncolour'd sky Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers, Rising or falling, still advance his praise. His praise, ye winds that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and wave your tops, ye pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Page 96 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 371 - He that is known to pay punctually and exactly to the time he promises, may at any time, and on any occasion, raise all the money his friends can spare. This is sometimes of great use. After industry and frugality, nothing contributes more to the raising of a young man in the world than punctuality and justice in all his dealings; therefore never keep borrowed money an hour beyond the time you promised, lest a disappointment shut up your friend's purse for ever.
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Page 215 - What an Arminian or an Arian is, I cannot say that I very well know. The truth is, I make such distinctions very little my study. I think vital religion has always suffered, when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue; and the Scriptures assure me, that at the last day we shall not be examined what we thought, but what we did; and our recommendation will not be, that we said, Lord!
Page 100 - For the common benefits- of air and light; for useful fire and delicious water, Good God, I thank thee! For knowledge, and literature, and every useful art, for my friends and their prosperity, and for the fewness of my enemies, Good God, I thank thee!
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