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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DECEMBER Among the Divines there has been much Debate , Concerning the World in its ancient Estate ; Some say ' twas once good , but now is grown bad , Some say ' tis reform'd of the Faults it once 99 An Almanack , & c .
Some say ' tis reform'd of the Faults it once had : I say , ' tis the best World , this that we now live in , Either to lend , or to spend , or to give in ; But to borrow , to beg , or to get a Man's own , It is the worst World that ...
If you are now a Drinker of Punch , Wine or Tea , twice a Day ; for the ensuing Year drink them but once a Day . If you now drink then but once a Day , do it but every other Day . If you do it now but once a Week , reduce the Practice ...
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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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