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 Volume 6

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 Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... M. DALIBARD. London, 31 January, 1768. Dear Sir, I sent you some time since Priestley's History of Electricity, under the care of Mr. Molini, bookseller on the Quay des Augustins. I hope it got safe to Paris, and that you have reviewed it. I wish the reading of it may renew your taste for that branch of philosophy, which is already indebted to you as being the first of mankind, that had the courage to attempt drawing lightning from the clouds to be subjected to your experiments. In our return home, f we were detained a week at Calais by contrary winds and stormy weather, which was the more mortifying to me, when I reflected that I might have enjoyed Paris and my friends there all this time, and yet have been as soon at London. As I became in arrear with my business by so long an absence, I have been necessarily much occupied since my return, and have therefore postponed from time to time (and so long that I am now ashamed of it) the purpose I had of writing soon to you, to express the sense I have of your kindness to me when a stranger at Paris, and of the many civilities I received from you there and from Mrs. Dalibard, which I assure you have made a lasting impression on my memory. 1 beg you will both of you accept my sincerest thanks and acknowledgments. The time I spent in Paris, and in the improving conversation and agreeable society of so many ingenious and learned men, seems now to me like a pleasing dream, from which I was only to be awakened by rinding myself at London. See, in Vol. V. p. 288, an account of M. Dulibard's experiments at Marly.--Editor. f Dr. Franklin had recently returned to England from a tour in Franca--Editor. With the greatest esteem and best wishes for your health and happiness, I have the honor to be, Dear Sir, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236549783
  • 9781236549785