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.
Results 1-3 of 54
Courteous READER , T \ HIS is the ninth Year of my Endeavours to serve thee in the Capacity of a Calendar - Writer . The Encouragement I have met with must be ascrib'd , in a great Measure , to your Charity , excited by the open honest ...
T Courteous READER , THIS is the Twelfth Year that I have in this Way laboured for the Benefit of Whom ? of the Publick , if you'll be so good - natured as to believe it ; if not , e'en take the naked Truth , ' twas for the Benefit of ...
The first is 6 ; let the curious Reader , fond of mathematical Questions , find the fourth . In the ad Page of March , in some Copies , the Earth's Circumference was said to be nigh 4000 , instead of 24000 Miles , the Figure 2 being ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Salmondaze - LibraryThing
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
1733 to 1747 3142
Newly Set into Type Printed Expressly
2 other sections not shown