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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He ate little meat , and slept but very little ; and as his whole time was filled up with useful action , he may be said to have lived long , tho ' he died at 55 years of age ; since sleep and sloth can hardly be called living .
He had all the Virtues of a Soldier , but , as is said of the Virtues of Cesar , They undid his Country : Nor did they upon the whole afford himself any real Advantage . For after all his Victories and Conquests , he found his Power ...
But this Rule failing to keep Matters even , Recourse was had to a new Way of Intercalating ; and instead of 23 Days every eighth Year , only 15 were added ; and the Care of the whole committed to the Pontifex Maximus , or High Priest ...
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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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