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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[ Cont'd June ' Tis more noble to forgive , and more manly to despise , than to revenge an Injury . A Brother may not be a Friend , but a Friend will always be a Brother . Meanness is the Parent of Insolence .
Ye Meteors ! your Creator's Praises show ; The spangled Dew , the Cloud - reflected Bow , [ Cont'd June When Prosperity was well mounted , she let go the Bridle , and soon came tumbling out of the Saddle .
Now wand'ring o'er the Lawn he roves , and now Beneath the Hawthorn's secret Shade reclines ; [ Cont'd June The honest Man takes Pains , and then enjoys Pleasures ; the Knave takes Pleasure , and then suffers Pains .
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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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