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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... Wealth he had To frantic Persons , lunatick and mad ; And to his Friends this Reason did reveal ( That they might see with Equity he'd deal ) : From Madmen's Hands I did my Wealth receive , Therefore 18 Poor Richard : 1734.
From Madmen's Hands I did my Wealth receive , Therefore that Wealth to Madmen's Hands I leave . There have been as great Souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous . Do good to thy Friend to keep him , to thy enemy to gain him .
Whom Love of Wealth , or wild Ambition's Sway Push forward , still regardless of the Way ; High and more high who aim with restless Pride , Where neither Reason nor fair Virtue guide ; And Him , the Wretch , who labours on with Pain ...
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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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