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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... forgets to till his Ground , His Stock grows less that might be kept with ease ; In nought but Guts and Debts he finds Encrease . In Town reels as if he'd shove down each Wall , Yet Walls must stand , poor Soul , or he must fall .
How just his Hopes , let Swedish Charles decide ; A Frame of Adamant , a Soul of Fire , No Dangers fright him , and no Labours tire ; O'er Love , o'er Force , extends his wide Domain , Unconquer'd Lord of Pleasure and of Pain ; No Joys ...
The virtuous Soul pursues a nobler Aim , And Life regards but as a fleeting Dream . [ Cont'd Nov. Pillgarlic was in the Accusative Case , and bespoke a Lawyer in the Vocative , who could not understand him till he made use of the Dative ...
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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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