Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

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H. Colburn, 1818
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Contents

PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS
355
Conjectures on the nature of Fire
361
On the Colica Pictorum and pernicious use of Lead in Distilleries To Dr Evans
367
On the free use of Air To Monsieur Dubourg
374
Report on Lightning Conductors for the Powder Magazines at Purfleet
388
On the Spots in the Sun a new hypothesis
398
On the mode of rendering Meat tender by Electricity
405
Preparatory Notes and Hints for writing a paper concerning what is called Catching Cold
411
Letter from Mr W Small on the same subject
418
On the stilling of Waves by means of Oil extracted from letters between Dr Franklin
424
On ElectricityThe Leyden Bottle and M Voltas Experiment
439
Ou a newinvented Stove To the Marquis Turgot
444
Copy of a Letter from Sir John Pringle to Mr A Small annexed to the foregoing
450
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On an Electrical Experiment
457
On the Comet seen in Yorkshire 1783 To Mr Rittenhause O
464
On ElectricityA threewheeled ClockGravitation of bodies affected by the Sun
475
On the causes and cure of Smoky Chimnies
480
New method of Warming and keeping Rooms Warm in a letter to James Bowdoin
499
Description of a new Stove for burning Pitcoal and consuming all its Smoke written
505
On Improvenients in Navigation addressed to Monsieur Le Roy
518
Remarks on the Gulph Stream O
542
On the pernicious quality of Lead c addressed to B Vaughan Esq
551
Process to be observed in making large Sheets of Paper in the Chinese manner
558
Attempt to explain the effects of Lightning on the vane of the Steeple of a Church in Cre
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Page 248 - Methinks I hear some of you say, Must a Man afford himself no Leisure ? I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy Time well, if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an hour.
Page 188 - Speak ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, .Angels; for ye behold Him, and with songs And choral symphonies, day without night Circle His throne rejoicing ; ye in heaven, On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, Him last, Him midst, and without end.
Page 307 - And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil.
Page 247 - Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly; and from these Taxes the Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them that help themselves, as Poor Richard says, in his Almanack of 1733.
Page 248 - Three removes are as bad as a fire ' ; and again, ' Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee ' ; and again, ' If you would have your business done, go ; if not, send.' And again, ' He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.
Page 305 - From going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it.
Page 316 - When I was a child of seven years old my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children ; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one.
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Page 250 - Pride is as loud a beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy.' When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece ; but poor Dick says, ' It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
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