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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... And thus I answer , if you ask me how ; Where with Christ's Rule our Lives will not comply , We bend it like a Rule of Lead , say I ; Making it thus comply with what we be , And only thus our Lives with th ' Rule agree .
Arra , now what shignifies the making the two great Lights The shun to rule the Day , and the Mhoon to rule the Nights ? For the shun in the Day - time there ish no Ochashun ; Because we can she vhery whell all over the Nashun .
But this Rule failing to keep Matters even , Recourse was had to a new Way of Intercalating ; and instead of 23 Days every eighth Year , only 15 were added ; and the Care of the whole committed to the Pontifex Maximus , or High Priest ...
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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
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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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