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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Wish a miser long life , and you wish him no good . None but the well bred man knows how to confess a fault , or acknowledge himself in an error . Drive thy business ; let not that drive thee .
Then feeble Age will all thy Nerves disarm , No more thy Blood its narrow Channels warm ; Who then would wish to stretch this narrow Span , To suffer Life beyond the Date of Man ? The virtuous Soul pursues a nobler Aim , And Life ...
If Man could have Half his Wishes , he would double his Troubles . * NOVEMBER ' Let Those , whose Sorrows ... Let Those enjoy ( who never merit Woes ) In Youth th ' industrious Wish , in Age Repose ! Allotted Acres ( no reluctant Soil ) ...
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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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