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" the opinion of learned philosophers of our race who lived and flourished long before my time that this vast world, the Moulin Joly, could not itself subsist more than eighteen hours ; and I think there was some foundation for that opinion, since by the... "
The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin - Page 17
by Benjamin Franklin - 1811 - 182 pages
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The New-York magazine; or, Literary repository, Volume 3

1792
...itfclf fubfill more than eighteen hours : and I think there wasfome foundation for that opinion, fincc, by the apparent motion of the great luminary, that...nature, and which in my time has evidently declined confiderably towards the ocean at the end of our earth, it mull then finifh. its courfe,— be cxtinguifhed...
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1793 - 303 pages
...fubfift " more than eighteen hours : and I think there " was fome foundation for that opinion ; fince, " by the apparent motion of the great luminary, " that...nature, and which in my " time has evidently declined towards the ocean " at the end of our earth, it muft then finifh its " courfe, be extinguimed in the...
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Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - Electronic books - 1793
...more than •" eighteen hours : and I think there " \\as fome foundation for that opinion ; *' fince, by the apparent motion of the " great luminary, that...gives life to all " nature, and which in my time has evi" dently 30 ESSAYS. " dently declined confiderably towards the " ocean at the end of our earth,...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...our race, who lived and flourished long before my time, that this vast world, the Moulin Joly, could not itself subsist more than eighteen hours ; and...waters that surround us, and leave the world in cold aud darkness, necessarily producing universal death and destruction. I have lived seven of those hours.;...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1807 - 295 pages
...our race, who lived and flourished long be* fore my time, .that this vast world the Moulin Joly could not itself subsist more than eighteen hours ; and I think there was some foundation for that opin-' ion ; since, by the apparent motion of the great luminary, that gives life to all nature, and...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors, Volume 2

Manual - Essays - 1809
...race, who lived and flou" rishcd long before my time, that this vast " world, the Moulin Joly, could not itself subsist " more than eighteen hours : and I think there " was sonic foundation for their opinion, since, " by the apparent motion of the great luminary, " that gives...
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Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Memoirs of His Early Life

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1810 - 274 pages
...foundation for that opinion ; since, by the appaient motion of the great luminary, that gives"life to all nature, and which in my time has evidently...then finish its course, be extinguished in the waters tiiat surround us, and leave the world in cold and darkness, necessarily producing universal death...
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Anecdotes of Remarkable Insects: Selected from Natural History, and ...

Joseph Taylor - Insects - 1817 - 224 pages
...our race, who lived and flourished long before my time, that this vast world, the Moulin Joli, could not itself subsist more than eighteen hours ; and...declined considerably towards the ocean at the end of the earth, it must then finish its course, be extinguished in the waters that surround us, and leave...
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Nye engelsk Chrestomathie tilligemed en kort Grammatik til Brug for de høere ...

Hwiding - 1817 - 336 pages
...vast world , the Mo a,,lin Joly. cci.ld net itself subsist ,;mnre than eighteen hours: and I tliink ,,there was some foundation for that opi,,nion; since, by the apparent motion i ,,of the great luminary that givas life to „»!! nature, and which 311 my time has „ evidently...
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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...our race, who lived and flourished long before my time, that this vast world, the Moulin Joly, could not itself subsist more than eighteen hours : and...to all nature, and which in my time has evidently decliued considerably towards the ocean at the end of our earth, \t must then finish its course, be...
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