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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reader , is a hard word , and , they say , signifies the little world , man being so called , as containing within himself the four elements of the greater , & c . & c . I here explain Greek to thee by English , which , I think ...
Fame is a Bubble the Reserv'd enjoy , Who strive to grasp it , as they touch , destroy ; ' Tis the World's Debt to Deeds of high Degree ; But if you pay yourself , the World is free . Tis hard ( but glorious ) to be poor and honest : An ...
There are an infinite Number of Worlds under the divine Government , and if this was annihilated it would scarce be miss'd in the Universe . ... Atoms , or Systems , into Ruin hurl'd , And now a Bubble burst , -- and now a World !
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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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