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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Now if it be , as Leeds says , untrue and a gross Falshood that he surviv'd till the 26th of October 1733 , then it is certainly true that he died before that Time : And if he died before that Time , he is dead now , to all Intents and ...
OCTOBER 7. 1739 . Courteous READER , Y OU may remember that in my first Almanack , published for the Year 1733 , I predicted the Death of my dear Friend Titan Leeds , Philomat . to happen that Year on the 17th Day of October , 3 h .
Said to be writ by Poor Richard or Richard Saunders , who for want of other matter was pleased to tell his Readers , that he had calculated my Nativity , and from thence predicts my Death to be the 17th of October , 1733.
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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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