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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... ( and I cannot speak it without Sorrow ) there is the strongest Probability that my dear Friend is no more ; for there appears in his Name , as I am assured , an Almanack for the Year 1734 , in which I am treated in a very gross and ...
And I do farther declare that I furnish'd them with no Calculations of the Planets Motions , 8c . seven Years after my Death , as they are pleased to give out : so that the Stuff they publish as an Almanack in my Name is no more mine ...
Some Periods void of Science and of Fame , Scarce e'er exist , or leave behind a Name ; Meer sluggish Rounds , to let Succession climb , Obscure , and idle Expletives of Time . [ Cont'd Aug. He that spills the Rum , loses that only ...
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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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