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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Betwixt the midst and these , the Gods assign'd Two habitable seats for humane kind . ” Take counsel in wine , but resolve afterwards in water . He that drinks fast , pays slow . Great famine when wolves eat wolves .
Be kind and virtuous , you'll be blest and wise . Courage would fight , but Discretion won't let him . Delicate Dick ! whisper'd the Proclamation . Cornelius ought to be Tacitus . e JUNE O , form'd Heav'n's Dictates nobly to rehearse ...
... to the utter demolishing of all Sense in those Lines , leaving nothing standing but the Rhime . " These , and some others , of the like kind , let the Readers forgive , or rebuke him for , as to their Wisdom and Goodness shall seem ...
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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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