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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Gay Cloathing so generally betokens a light and empty Mind , that we are surpriz'd if we chance to find good Sense under that disguise . Vain are the Studies of the Fop and Beau , Who all their Care expend on outward Show .
The Pow'r with Life and Sense all Nature fills , Each Element with varied Being swells , Race after Race arising view the Light , Then silent pass away , and sink in Night . The Gift of Life thus boundlesly bestow'd , Proclaims th ...
... supposed to have been reduced to her present shattered Condition by the Deluge ; or whether this Ring has been designed by the Author of Nature as an original Appendage of the Planet , to encrease their Light , which , according to ...
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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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