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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1753 Hail , infinite CREATOR ! with thy Praise The Muse began , with thee shall end my Lays , These are thy Works , blest Architect divine ! This Earth , and all this beauteous Offspring thine . Thy Breath first bid inactive Matter move ...
Praise the dread Pow'r , whose Goodness ye proclaim , And let your warbling Spheres attune his Name . Thou Moon , who with thy Rays of silver Light , Dost gild the shapeless Gloom of awful Night ; [ Cont'd Apr. In Rivers & bad ...
Ye Meteors ! your Creator's Praises show ; The spangled Dew , the Cloud - reflected Bow , [ Cont'd June When Prosperity was well ... JUNE And moist'ning Show'r , -ye Frosts ! his Praise proclaim ; The pendant Icicle's clear native Gem ...
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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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