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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All those glittering Stars ( except five ) which we see in the Firmament of Heaven , 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 ...
The Julian Year , is a Solar Year , containing commonly 365 Days ; tho ' every fourth Year , called Bissextile , contains 366 . The Names and Order of the Months of the Julian Year , and the Number of Days in each , are well known to us ...
It is observable that God has often called Men to Places of Dignity and Honour , when they have been busy in the honest Employment of their Vocation . Saul was seeking his Father's Asses , and David keeping his Father's Sheep when ...
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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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