Poor Richard: the Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758
Newly set into type & printed expressly for the Heritage Press, 1964 - Almanacs, American - 300 pages
Wherein are retain'd in their entirety the author's prefaces, proverbs, verses & entertaining remarks ; together with those chronological, historical, and scientific observations which the author has illumin'd with his characteristic wit and wisdom.
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AUGUST Some envious ( speaking in their own Renown ) Say that my Book was not exactly done : They wrong me ; Yet , like Feasts I'd have my Books Rather be pleasing to the Guests than Cooks . Ill thrives that hapless Family that shows A ...
Bad Commentators spoil the best of books So God sends meat ( they say ) the devil Cooks . Approve not of him who commends all you say . . By diligence and patience , the mouse bit in two the cable . Full of courtesie , full of craft .
Women are Books , and Men the Readers be , Who sometimes in those Books Erratas see ; Yet oft the Reader's raptur'd with each Line , Fair Print and Paper fraught with Sense divine ; Tho ' some neglectful seldom care to read ...
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Benjamin Franklin, under the nom de plume of Richard Saunders, wrote his Poor Richard's Almanacks as a means of dispensing wisdom to readers in addition to the normal advice found in such books. This ... Read full review
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Wow! Simply wow! Where to begin? Well, to start, Poor Richard is reputedly the first hoax ever pulled over the eyes of a given public. I wonder how long it took for Mr. Saunders to be unmasked as the ... Read full review
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