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made more important discoveries, nor has enriched philosophy with more, or more ingenious solutions of the phenomena of nature. We have supposed Mr. Rittenhouse second to no astronomer living; that in genius he must be the first, because he is selftaught," &c.

In philosophy, England can boast of a Bacon the most eminent professor in this science the world has ever produced. The Essays of this great writer is one of the best proofs we can adduce of his transcendent abilities; and America claims the enlightened FRANKLIN, a man who has not left his equal behind him, and whose Life and Writings are the subject of the following sheets.

To say more in this place of our Author, would be anticipating what is hereafter mentioned: it will therefore only be necessary to add that due attention has been paid in the selection of such of his productions as may be adapted to general perusal.

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CONTENTS.

LIFE of Dr. Franklin, as written by Himself
Continuation of his Life by Dr. Stuber

Extracts from his Will
On Early Marriages

On the Death of his Brother, Mr. John Frank

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To the late Dr. Mather, of Boston

The Whistle, a true Story, written to his Ne

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A Petition of the Left Hand

The Art of procuring Pleasant Dreams
Advice to a Young Tradesman

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The Handsome and Deformed Leg
Conversation of a Company of Ephemere, with
the Soliloquy of one advanced in Age
Morals of Chess

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Necessary Hints to those that would be Rich
The Way to make Money plenty in every
Man's Pocket

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An Economical Project

Sketch of an English School

On modern Innovations in the English Lan-
guage and in Printing

An Account of the highest Court of Judicature
in Pennsylvania, viz. the Court of the Press
Paper: a Poem

On the Art of Swimming
New Mode of Bathing
Observations on the generally-prevailing Doc-

trines of Life and Death

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Precautions to be used by those who are about
to undertake a Sea Voyage
On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry
On the Slave Trade
Observations on War

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