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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Soon to be the chief printer of the province , and the most genial and cheerful of men , he was full of homely wisdom and common sense . Since running away from Boston and walking the fifty miles from Perth Amboy across New Jersey ...
Be not sick too late , nor well too soon . * JUNE When Robin now three Days had married been , And all his Friends and Neighbours gave him Joy ; This Question of his Wife he asked then , Why till her Marriage Day she prov'd so coy ?
That all from Adam first begun , Since none but Whiston doubts , And that his Son , and his Son's Son Were Plowmen , Clowns and Louts ; Here lies the only Difference now , Some shot off late , some soon ; Your Sires i'th ' Morning left ...
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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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