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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Defer not thy well - doing ; be not like St. George , who is always a horseback , and never rides on . Wish not so much to live long as to live well . oh SEPTEMBER These Lines may be read backward or forward .
JANUARY On PUBLICK SPIRIT.27 Where never Science beam'd a friendly Ray , Where one vast Blank neglected Nature lay ; From PUBLICK SPIRIT there , by Arts employ'd , Creation , varying , glads the chearless Void .
Perhaps they have had a small Estate left them , which they knew not the Getting of ; they think ' tis Day , and will never be Night ; that a little to be spent out of so much , is not worth minding ; ( a Child and a Fool , as Poor ...
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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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