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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On the ist of this month Anno 1690 , was fought the memorable battle of the Boyne , in Ireland ; when God crown'd our great deliverer , King WILLIAM , with success and victory . He was one of the right sort of Heroes .
Numa Pompilius corrected this irregular Constitution of the Year , and composed two new Months , January and February , of the Days that were used to be added to the former Year . Thus , Numa's Year consisted of twelve Months ; viz .
on the first Day of the Month called January , which is henceforth to be by them called and written , The First Month , and the rest likewise in their Order , so that September will now be the Ninth Month , December the Twelfth .
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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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