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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... Twas well it did ; for , on my Life , ' Twas Heav'n's Will to spare my Wife . To bear other Peoples Afflictions , every one has Courage enough , and to spare . No wonder Tom grows fat , th ' unwieldy Sinner 77 An Almanack , & c .
How many mortifications must he suffer , that cannot bear any thing but beauty , order , elegance & perfection ! Your man of taste , is nothing but a man of distaste . HA NovemBER Nor be the Husband idle , tho ' his Land Yields ...
Or if you bear your Debt in Mind , the Term which at first seemed so long , will , as it lessens , appear extreamly short . Time will seem to have added Wings to his Heels as well as Shoulders . Those have a short Lent , saith Poor ...
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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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