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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Louis ( ' tis true , I own to you ) Paid Learned Men for Writing , And valiant Men for Fighting ; Himself could neither write nor fight , Nor make his People happy ; Yet Fools will prate , and call him Great , Shame on their Noddles ...
If he then be a Fool whose Thought denies There is a God , how desp'rately unwise , How much more Fool is he whose Language shall Proclaim in publick , There's no God at all : What then are they , nay Fools in what degree Whose Actions ...
There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit . AUGUST Has God , thou Fool ! work'd solely for thy Good , Thy Joy , thy Pastime , thy Attire , thy Food ? Who for thy Table feeds the wanton Fawn , For him as kindly spread the ...
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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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