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WORKS

OF

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN;

CONTAINING

SEVERAL POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL TRACTS

NOT INCLUDED IN ANY FORMER EDITION,

AND

MANY LETTERS OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE

NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED;

WITH

NOTES

AND

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

By JARED SPARKS.

VOLUME II.

BOSTON:
HILLIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY.

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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight

hundred and thirty-six, by HilliARD, GRAY, AND Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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CAMBRIDGE:
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY
FOLSOM, WELLS, AND THURSTON,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

The Waste of Life . . . . . . . . . 77
Necessary Hints to those that would be rich . . . 80
The Way to make Money plenty in every Man's Pocket . 82
Rivalship in Almanac-Making . . . . . . 83
Rules of Health . . . . . . . . . 86
Advice to a Young Tradesman . . . . . 87
Plan for saving One Hundred Thousand Pounds
The Way to Wealth ; being a Summary of the Maxims

and Proverbs in Poor Richard's Almanac : 92 Observations on Mayz, or Indian Corn . . . . 103 Precautions to be used by those who are about to

undertake a Sea Voyage . . . . . 106 Toleration in Old England and New England, . . . 112 A Parable against Persecution. .

. . 118 A Parable on Brotherly Love . . . . . . 123 Sketch of an English School . . . . . . 125 Observations relative to the Intentions of the original

Founders of the Academy in Philadelphia . . 133 Hints for Consideration respecting the Orphan School

House in Philadelphia . . . . . 159 Paper, a Poem - . . . . . . . . . 161

BAGATELLES.

The Levee . . . . . . . . . . 164 Proposed New Version of the Bible . . . . 166 A pologue . . . . . . . . . . 168 To Miss Georgiana Shipley, on the Loss of her Squirrel 170 The Art of procuring Pleasant Dreams . . . . 171 The Ephemera, an Emblem of Human Life . . 177 The Whistle . . . . . . . . . . 180 A Petition of the Left Hand, to those who have the

Superintendency of Education . . . . 183 The Handsome and Deformed Leg

Handsome and Deformed Leg . . . . 185

Morals of Chess . . . . . . . 187 A Tale . . . . . . . . . . . 192 An Arabian Tale . . . . . . . . 193 Dialogue between Franklin and the Gout . . . 194 To Madame Helvetius, at Auteuil . . . . 201 To Madame Helvetius . . . . . . . 204 An Humble Petition, presented to Madame Helvetius

by her Cats . . . . . . . . 214 To the Abbé de la Roche, at Auteuil . . ..222 To the Abbé Morellet. . . . . . . 225 An Economical Project . . . . . . . 227 The Craven-Street Gazette . . . . . . . 233 A Letter from China . . . . . . . 241

ESSAYS ON GENERAL POLITICS, COMMERCE,

AND POLITICAL ECONOMY.

A Modest Inquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a

Paper Currency . . . . . . . 253 On Government. No. I. . . . . . . . 278

« No. II. . . . . . . . 282 On Freedom of Speech and the Press . . . 285 Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind and

the Peopling of Countries . . . . . 311 Remarks on some of the Foregoing Observations, showing

particularly the Effects which Manners have on

Population . . . . . . . . . 321 Remarks on Judge Foster's Argument in Favor of the

Right of Impressing Seamen . . . . . 331 Remarks and Facts relative to the American Paper

Money . . . . . . . . . . 340 On the Price of Corn, and Management of the Poor 355 On Smuggling, and its Various Species . . . . 361

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