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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Thou'rt fair ' tis true ; and witty too , I know it ; And well - bred , Sally , for thy Manners show it ; But whilst thou mak'st Self - Praise thy only Care , Thou'rt neither witty , nor well bred , nor fair .
6 NOVEMBER Fair Summer's gone , and Nature's Charms decay . See gloomy Clouds obscure the chearful Day ! Now hung with Pearls the dropping Trees appear , Their faded Honours scatter'd here and there . Behold the Groves that shine with ...
PRECEPT I. In Things of moment , on thy self depend , Nor trust too far thy Servant or thy Friend : With private Views , thy Friend may promise fair , And Servants very seldom prove sincere . 1 1 PRECEPT II .
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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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