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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And I do farther declare that I furnish'd them with no Calculations of the Planets Motions , 8c . seven Years after my Death , as they are pleased to give out : so that the Stuff they publish as an Almanack in my Name is no more mine ...
M JANUARY I give and I devise ( old Euclio said , And sigh'd ) “ My Lands and Tenements to Ned . ” Your Money , Sir ? My Money , Sir ! what all ? “ Why - if I must— ( then wept ) I give it Paul ” The Mannor , Sir ?
... To give the dying Wretch a Glimpse of Joy ; T'attend the Crouds that hopeless Pangs endure , And soothe the Anguish which they cannot cure ; To clothe the Bare , and give the Empty Food ; As bright as Guardian Angels , and as good .
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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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