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" The electric fluid is attracted by points. We do not know whether this property is in lightning, but since they agree in all the particulars in which we can already compare them, is it not probable they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made. "
Practical education - Page 410
by Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1835 - 549 pages
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The Wonder Book of the Atmosphere

Edwin James Houston - Atmosphere - 1907 - 326 pages
...through. 9. Destroying animals. 10. Melting metals. 11. Firing inflammable substances. 12. Sulphurous smell. The electric fluid is attracted by points....all the particulars wherein we can already compare themis it not probable they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made.' " As you see, the...
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Makers of electricity

Michael Francis O'Reilly (in religion Potamian), James Joseph Walsh - Electricians - 1909 - 404 pages
...matter could not be definitely settled without an appeal to experiment . Accordingly, he added : '' The electric fluid is attracted by points; we do not...wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable that they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made." Flo. 19 FIG. ZO The experiment was made...
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Electricity, Its History and Development

William Andrew Durgin - Electricity - 1912 - 176 pages
...(8) destroying animals; (9) melting metals; (10) firing inflammable substances, and (11) sulphurous smell. The electric fluid is attracted by points;...wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable that they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made. A year later he outlined the necessary...
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Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz: 1880-1888

Carl Schurz - United States - 1913
...seeing and experimenting. From this he concluded that they were probably the same thing. "But," said he, "the electric fluid is attracted by points. We do...particulars wherein we can already compare them, is it not likely they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made." And he made it, again in a very simple...
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: 1898

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1899
...passingthrough; (9) destroying animals; (10) melting metals; (11) tiring inflammable substances; (12) sulphurous smell. The electric fluid is attracted by points;...wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable that they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made." The hypothesis was elaborated and sent...
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All about Lightning

Martin A. Uman - Nature - 1986 - 167 pages
Answers questions about Franklin's experiment, lightning rods, safety considerations, property damage, ball lightning, thunder, and thunderstorms
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The Ingenious Dr. Franklin: Selected Scientific Letters of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1931 - 244 pages
...passes through. 9. Destroying animals. 10. Melting metals. 1 1. Firing inflammable substances. 1 2. Sulphureous smell. The electric fluid is attracted...property is in lightning. But since they agree in all particulars wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable they agree likewise in this? Let...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 608 pages
...earlier experiments on the power of pointed metal objects to draw off electrical charges. "Electrical fluid is attracted by points. We do not know whether...property is in lightning. But since they agree in all particulars wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable they agree likewise in this?" To...
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Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the ...

Michael Brian Schiffer - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 397 pages
...6. Crack or noise in exploding. 7. Subsisting in water or ice. 8. Rending bodies it passes through. 9. Destroying animals. 10. Melting metals. 11. Firing inflammable substances. 12. Sulphureous smell" (Franklin 1996, 323). 7. Franklin 1996, 52. I have telescoped Franklin's labored arguments, perhaps...
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Benjamin Franklin: Inventing America

Thomas J. Fleming - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 177 pages
...6. Crack or noise in exploding. 7. Subsisting in water or ice. 8. Rending bodies it passes through. 9. Destroying animals. 10. Melting metals. 11. Firing...property is in lightning. But since they agree in all particulars wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable they agree likewise in this? Let...
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