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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So that , if an Angel were to come from some other World , and to place himself near the Earth's Way , he would see it pass by him with a Swiftness , to which that of a Cannon Ball is but as one to one hundred , and would be left behind ...
To make the Appearance he does to us , at the Distance of above 700 Millions of Miles , he must be several Hundreds of Times larger than the Earth , though his Magnitude is supposed to be much inferior to that of Jupiter .
II , was not above a Semidiameter of the Earth from the Earth's Way ; so that had the Earth at that time been in that part of its Orbit , something ... Should a Comet in its Course strike the Earth , it might instantly beat it to Pieces ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing
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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