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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Round went Evanus till he came where stood St. Michael with the Devil under's Foot ; And groping round , he seiz'd old Satan's Head , This be our Saint , he cries : Amen ...
... which bears his Name , and supposes the Sun in the Center , this Earth a Planet revolving round it in 365 Days , 6 Hours , & c . and that Day and Night are caused by the Turning of the Earth on its own Axis once round in 24 h .
Of the GREAT Works of NATURE The sixth and outermost of the primary Planets is Saturn ; he revolves round the Sun in the Space of almost thirty Years , at the Distance of about 800 Millions of Miles . His great Distance from us has ...
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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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