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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The learn'd are happy Nature to explore , The Fool is happy that he knows no more . The Rich are happy in the Plenty given ; The Poor contents him with the Care of Heav'n .
How happy would appear to each his Fate , Had Gripe his Humour , or he Gripe's Estate ? Kind Fate and Fortune , blend ' em if you can , And of two Wretches make one happy Man . Well done is better than well said .
How happy is he , who can satisfy his hunger with any food , quench his thirst with any drink , please his ear with any musick , delight his eye with any painting , any sculpture , any architecture , and divert his mind with any book or ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DarthDeverell - LibraryThing
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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