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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JUNE Things that are bitter , bitterrer than Gall Physicians say are always physical : Now Women's Tongues if into Powder beaten , May in a Potion or a Pill be eaten , And as there's nought more bitter , I do muse , That Women's Tongues ...
AUGUST The Tongue was once a Servant to the Heart , And what it gave she freely did impart ; But now Hypocrisy is grown so strong The Heart's become a Servant to the Tongue . Virtue we praise , but practice not her good , ( Athenian ...
Best is the Tongue that feels the rein ;He that talks much , must talk in vain ; We from the wordy Torrent fly : Who listens to the chattering Pye ? Think Cato sees thee . No Wood without Bark . MARCH Enrag'd was Buckram , when his Wife ...
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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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