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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Franklin had been working with leisure in mind , and in 1748 he retired from the printing business in which he had brought out the first novel printed in America . This was Samuel Richardson's Pamela . He bought a farm of three hundred ...
Teach your child to hold his tongue , he'll learn fast enough to speak . whil MA Drive thy Business ! — let not it drive you . Don't value a man for the Quality he is of 19 An Almanack , & c .
Idleness is the Dead Sea , that swallows all Virtues : Be active in Business , that Temptation may miss her Aim : The Bird that sits , is easily shot . Shame and the Dry - belly - ach were Diseases of the last Age ; this seems to be ...
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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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