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CONTENTS.

Life of Dr. Franklin, as written by himself
Continuation of his Life, by Dr. Stuber
Extracts from his Will

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- 130

ESSAYS.
On Early Marriages

- 113
On the Death of his Brother, Mr. John Franklin 114
To the late Dr. Mather of Boston

- 115
The Whistle : a true Story, written to his Nephew 117
A Petition of the Left Hand

118
The Handsome and Deformed Leg

119
Conversation of a Company of Epherneræ ; with
the Soliloquy of one advanced in Age

121
Morals of Chess

122
The Art of procuring Pleasant Dreams

- 126
Advice to a Young Tradesman
Necessary Hints to those that would be Rich 131
The Way to make Money plenty in every Man's
Pocket

132
An Economical Project

- 133
Sketch of an English School

137
On modern Innovations in the English Language
and in Printing

142
An account of the highest Court of Judicature in

Pennsylvania, viz. the Court of the Press - 147
Paper : a Poem

- 150
On the Art of Swimming

152
New Mode of Bathing

154
Observations on the generally prevailing Doctrines
of Life and Death

155
Precautions to be used by those who are about to
undertake a Sea Voyage

156
On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry -

- 160
On the Slave Trade

164
Observations on War

- 167
On the Impress of Seamen

168
On the Criminal Laws, and the Practice of Priva-
teering

171
Remarks concerning the Savages of North America 177
To Mr. Dubourg, concerning the Dissentions be-
tween England and America -

182

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