Poor Richard's Almanack: Being the Choicest Morsels of Wisdom, Written During the Years of the Almanack's Publication

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Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 1986 - 77 Seiten
'Poor Richard's Almanack' is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved, although some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. The Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a look at colonial America.

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Review: Poor Richard's Almanack

Nutzerbericht  - Manoj Chugh - Goodreads

An Oldie Goldie. Even if you have not read this book, you have come across its nuggets of wisdom: > Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise > Silence is not always a Sign ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - bksolle - Overstock.com

It was very interesting. A great coffee table book Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 76 - TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. — SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3.
Seite 73 - I give and I devise" (old Euclio said, And sigh'd) "my lands and tenements to Ned." Your money, Sir? "My money, Sir! what, all? Why,— if I must— (then wept) I give it Paul.
Seite 74 - This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom; but after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry, and frugality...
Seite 76 - Employ thy Time well, if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an Hour.
Seite 70 - What though you have found no treasure, nor has any rich relation left you a legacy. Diligence is the mother of good luck, and God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.
Seite 14 - On his death-bed poor Lubin lies, His spouse is in despair ; With frequent sobs and mutual cries, They both express their care. " ' A different cause,' says Parson Sly, ' The same effect may give ; Poor Lubin fears that he shall die, His wife that he may live.
Seite 60 - Epitaph on a talkative old Maid. Beneath this silent Stone is laid, A noisy antiquated Maid, Who from her Cradle talk'd 'till Death, And ne'er before was out of Breath.
Seite 25 - MY love and I for kisses play'd ; She would keep stakes, I was content ; But when I won she would be paid, This made me ask her what she meant ; Nay, since I see (quoth she) you wrangle in vain, Take your own kisses, give me mine again.
Seite 5 - Industry all easy, as Poor Richard says; and He that riseth late, must trot all Day, and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night. While Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him...

Über den Autor (1986)

One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

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