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THE

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

NO TES

AND

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

BY JARED SPARKS.

VOLUME II.

BOSTON:

HILLIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY.

183 6.

Checked

May 1913

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.

TENOX LIBRALTA

NEW YORK

CAMBRIDGE:
CHARLES FOLSOM, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY.

CONTENTS

OF

VOLUME SECOND.

ESSAYS ON RELIGIOUS AND MORAL SUBJECTS

AND THE ECONOMY OF LIFE.

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Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion
Rules for a Club established for Mutual Improvement
The Busy Body

No. I.
No. II.
No. III.
No. IV.
No. V.

No. VI.
Dialogue between Philocles and Horatio, concerning

Virtue and Pleasure
A Second Dialogue between Philocles and Horatio,

concerning Virtue and Pleasure
Public Men
Self-Denial not the Essence of Virtue
On the Usefulness of the Mathematics
On True Happiness
On Discoveries

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

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

undertake a Sea Voyage
Toleration in Old England and New England,
A Parable against Persecution
A Parable on Brotherly Love
Sketch of an English School
Observations relative to the Intentions of the original

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

House in Philadelphia
Paper, a Poem

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BAGATELLES.

The Levee

164
Proposed New Version of the Bible

166
Apologue

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

185

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