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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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Benjamin Franklin: Revolutionary Inventor

Maria Mihalik Higgins - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 124 pages
...something more than jokes. Franklin kept notes on electricity as he experimented. He wrote, "Electrical fluid is attracted by points. We do not know whether this property is in lightning." Sir Isaac Newton had also believed that lightning and electricity were related but could not explain...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1899
...through; (9) destroying animals; (10) melting metals; (11) firing 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 T Let the experiment be made." The hypothesis was elaborated and sent...
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The Manhattan Quarterly, Volume 3

1907
...the matter could not be finally settled without an appeal to experiment; and accordingly he adds : " The electric fluid is attracted by points ; we do...wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable that they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made." ( 1749. ) * Frequently referred to as...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 45, 1906)

...1749; after enumerating several analogies between lightning and the ordinary electric flash he adds : " The electric fluid is attracted by points ; we do...wherein we can already compare them, is it not probable that they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made." This was in November, 1749, at Philadelphia,...
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Clouds, rain, and rainmaking

Basil John Mason - Cloud physics
...and commented upon their similarity to the lightning discharge. He went on to add: 'The 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 that they agree likewise in this?...
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