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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While endless Care cuts short the common Span : So have I seen with Dropsy swoln , a Man , Drink and drink more , and still unsatisfi'd , Drink till Drink drown'd him , yet he thirsty dy'd . A Ship under sail and a big - bellied Woman ...
Sloth and Silence are a Fool's Virtues . AUGUST Sam had the worst Wife that a Man could have , Proud , Lazy , Sot , could neither get nor save , Eternal Scold she was , and what is worse , The D - 1 burn thee , was her common Curse .
... considering the Distance of the starry Heavens , would require a Motion infinitely more rapid than that above ascribed to the Earth . As for the common Objection against the Earth's Motion , that we are not sensible of it , and that ...
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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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