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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Observe , the precept is hear much , not speak much . Herbert , the poet , says , ---- a well - bred guest , Will no more talk all than eat all the feast . And , When you do speak , says another , speak to the purpose ; Or else to what ...
His great Distance from us has hitherto prevented Astronomers from observing his Revolution on his own Axis . To make the Appearance he does to us , at the Distance of above 700 Millions of Miles , he must be several Hundreds of Times ...
afford them great Entertainment in observing them as they rise , sometimes altogether , sometimes separately , and as they eclipse one another in their Revolutions . Besides the six primary Planets , which revolve round the Sun ...
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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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