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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Mars may be easily known from the rest of the Planets , because it appears red like a hot Iron or burning Coal ... Against the 6th Day of January you may see of rise 10 35 , which signifies the Planet Mars rises 35 Minutes after 10 ...
Of the GREAT Works of NATURE The sixth and outermost of the primary Planets is Saturn ; he revolves round the Sun in the Space of almost thirty Years , at the Distance of about 800 Millions of Miles . His great Distance from us has ...
Besides the six primary Planets , which revolve round the Sun , and the ten Secondaries or Moons , modern Astronomy shews , that there are a great many other stupendous Bodies , called Comets , to be considered as part of the Solar ...
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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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