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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To whom thy secret thou dost tell , To him thy freedom thou dost sell . OCTOBER On T. T. who destroy'd his Landlord's fine Wood . Indulgent Nature to each kind bestows , A secret Instinct to discern its Foes : The Goose , a silly Bird ...
Whither she's gone we cannot tell ; For , if she talks not , she's in Hell : If she's in Heaven , she's there unblest , Because she hates a Place of Rest . Let thy vices die before thee . Keep your eyes wide open before marriage , ...
Tis great Confidence in a Friend to tell him your Faults , greater to tell him his . out SEPTEMBER Ah ! what is Life ? With Ills encompass'd round , Amidst our Hopes , Fate strikes the sudden Wound ; To - day the Statesman of new Honour ...
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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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