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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In prosperous fortunes be modest and wise , The greatest may fall , and the lowest may rise : But insolent People that fall in disgrace , Are wretched and no body pities their Case .
The fall of Niagara , which Popple's map lays down in the N - West corner of this province , is , according to Hene pin , compounded of two great cross streams of water , and two falls , with an isle sloping along between .
... up from the Earth ought not to fall the same Place again ; itis answered at once by the above Comparison of a Ship , from which ( as has been often found by Experiment ) a Ball fired directly up in the Air , does not fall behind the ...
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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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