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" When I was a boy, I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite; and, approaching the bank of a pond which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to a very considerable height above the pond, while I was swimming.... "
The Boy's Treasury of Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations - Page 94
1844 - 464 pages
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On education [ed. by G. Nicholson].

Education - 1805
...facility, by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy, I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was nearly a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended...
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The works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of his Life written ...

Benjamin Franklin, Henry Stueber - 1807 - 295 pages
...distances by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a staAe, and the kite ascended to...
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Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of memoirs of his early Life

Benjamin Franklin, Henry Stueber - American literature - 1810 - 274 pages
...by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by acci" dent, and in the following manner. - When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...distances by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended ta>...
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Memoir of his own life

Roger Lamb - Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777 - 1811 - 296 pages
...by means of a sail.- This discovery I fortunately made by accident^ and in the following manner : " When I was a boy, I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1811 - 182 pages
...distances by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to...
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1818 - 449 pages
...means of a sail : — this discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner : When I was a boy, I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond which was near a mile broad, the weather being very warm, I tied the string to a stake,...
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Essays and letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...facility, by means of a sail. This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, I tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to...
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Annual Register, Volume 35

Edmund Burke - History - 1821
...means of a sail : — This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner : When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond which was near a mile broad, the weather being very warm, I tied the string to a stake,...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...facility, by means of a sail. -This discovery I fortunately made by accident, and in the following manner. When I was a boy I amused myself one day with flying a paper kite ; and approaching the bank of a pond, which was near a mile broad, 1 tied the string to a stake, and the kite ascended to...
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