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 Encouragement I have met with must be ascrib'd , in a great Measure , to your Charity , excited by the open honest Declaration I made of my Poverty at my first Appearance . This my Brother Philomaths could , without being Conjurers ...
Titles are Marks of honest Men , and Wise ; The Fool , or Knave that wears a Title , lies . ' Tis a strange Forest that has no rotten Wood in't And a strange Kindred that all are good in't . None know the unfortunate , and the fortunate ...
Party , says one , is the madness of many , for the gain of a few : To which may be added , There are honest men in all parties , wise men in none : Unless those may be call'd wise , for whose profit the rest are mad .
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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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