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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Would you persuade , speak of Interest , not of Reason . Some men grow mad by studying much to know , But who grows mad by studying good to grow . Happy's the Wooing that's not long a doing . Jack Little sow'd little , & little he'll ...
Presumptuous Man ! the Reason wouldst thou find Why form'd so weak , so little , and so blind ? First , if thou canst , the harder reason guess Why form'd no weaker , blinder , and no less ? Ask of thy Mother Earth , why Oaks are made ...
... remember this , They that won't be counselled , can't be helped , as Poor Richard says : And farther , That if you will not hear Reason , she'll surely rap your Knuckles . Thus the old Gentleman ended his Harangue .
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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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