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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... are called fixed Stars , because they keep the same Distance from one another , and from the Ecliptic ; they rise and set on the same Points of the Horizon , and appear like so many lucid Points fixed to the celestial Firmament .
Mars may be easily known from the rest of the Planets , because it appears red like a hot Iron or burning Coal ... the Planet Mars rises 35 Minutes after 10 o'Clock at Night , when that Planet may be seen to appear in the East .
... I have taken the Liberty to imitate his well - known Method , and give two Pages for each Month ; which affords me Room for several valuable Additions , as will best appear on Inspection and Comparison with former Almanacks .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Salmondaze - LibraryThing
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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