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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PRIDE is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of . ' Tis a meer Proteus , and disguises itself under all manner of appearances , putting on sometimes even the mask of humility . If some are proud of neatness and propriety of ...
Him , nor the stately Mansion's gilded Pride , Rich with whate'er the imitative Arts , Painting or Sculpture , yield to charm the Eye ; Nor shining Heaps of massy Plate , enwrought With curious , costly Workmanship , allure .
And again , Pride is as loud a Beggar as Want , and a great deal more saucy . When you have bought one fine Thing you must buy ten more , that your Appearance may be all of a Piece ; but Poor Dick says , ' Tis easier to suppress the ...
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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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