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Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

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Hundreds of delightful aphorisms, carefully selected from many issues of Franklin's popular 18th-century publication: "He that lies down with Dogs, shall rise up with fleas" and many others.

Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1602391173

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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With more than 700 pithy proverbs, this work lays out the ruiles you should live by and offers advice on such subjects as money, friendship, marriage, ethics, and human nature.

Wisdom and Wit from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593599393

Category: Reference

Page: 76

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Illustrated with vintage woodcuts, a gift book gathers Benjamin Franklin's aphorisms, proverbs, and adages as expressed in his "Poor Richard's Almanack."

Poor Richard's Almanack and Other Writings

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320596

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the Letters, Autobiography, and Franklin's Way to Wealth.

The Way to Wealth and Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Nayika Publishing

ISBN: 095595830X

Category: Maxims, American

Page: 80

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616405511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of colonial Philadelphia, weaving a mostly true mythology of humble origins and hard work that created the concepts of "The American Dream" and "the self-made man." This edition includes letters written by Franklin as well as "Poor Richard's Almanac," a popular pamphlet that was continuously reprinted from 1732-1758. Franklin's Autobiography, originally published in French in 1791, and translated into English and published in London in 1793, is considered the great autobiography of life in colonial America.American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother, published the famous "Poor Richard's Almanac," helped found the University of Pennsylvania, and was the first Postmaster General of the United States. Franklin's likeness adorns, among other things, the United States hundred-dollar bill.

Poor Richard's Lactopeptime Almanack for Ye Year 1911

Containing Ye Days of Ye Twelve Months, Ye Voice of Ye Stars, Divers Wise Sayings and Good Advice, Some Witte, Much Sense and More Nonsense. Dedicated with Fear and Trembling to Dignified Doctors

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Category: Medicine

Page: 60

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Poor Richard's Almanac for 1850-52

Author: Benjamin Franklin

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Category: Almanacs

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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Political, before the revolution

Author: Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin

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Wit and Wisdom of the Founding Fathers

Author: Paul M. Zall

Publisher: Ecco Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 171

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"George Washington laughing? That the venerable Father of Our Country, the austere and unfailingly honest leader of historical record and legend, had a penchant for tall tales and crafty quips seems unthinkable to most Americans, even today. In The Wit & Wisdom of the Founding Fathers, historian and scholar Paul Zall shatters the sober image of American icons George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin to reveal - and celebrate - their natural bent for incisive, spirited humor." "With ample quotes from personal correspondence and private memoirs, Zall peers behind the staid and serious facade of our first three presidents and demonstrates how each strove to suppress his sense of mirth to maintain a dignified public reputation. By lifting the curtain on our Founding Fathers as they engage in practical jokes and regale friends with humorous stories, Zall opens a window on their personalities otherwise obscured by our preconceptions of them as larger-than-life historical figures. While Franklin's humor and wisdom is legendary thanks to his authorship of Poor Richard's Almanac, readers will be surprised to learn that Washington had a penchant for biting sarcasm; that Adams engaged in direct, colloquial, even vulgar, humor; and that Jefferson, our most cerebral president, enjoyed laughing at the absurdity of his own situation as leader of the nation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

American Heartland Poetry, Wit, and Wisdom

Author: Roy E. Peterson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147729256X

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

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American Heartland flows from the Midwestern childhood of the author who learned the values of loyalty, bravery, and honesty with love for God and country. LTC Peterson's poetry is a unique portrayal of those values, as a substantive down to earth word painting, but with a transcending perspective, yet substantive down to earth painting with words everyone can unequalled by modern poets. His down to earth prose combined with his acumen, wit, and wisdom is comparable to Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanac. Like Longfellow he portrays a nostalgic past and like Poe, Roy's mystic moments in Fall Fantasy are seductive. Two sections of humor, however, set him apart as a poet for the ages.

Norton's Literary Register ...

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The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Being Reflections and Observations on Men and Events, Not Included in Poor Richard's Almanac; Chosen from His Collected Papers, with Introduction by John J. Murphy

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maxims, American

Page: 202

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Antiques

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The Working Life

The Promise and Betrayal of Modern Work

Author: Joanne B. Ciulla

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307786153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A wide-ranging look at the allure and changing significance of work.With seductions, misunderstandings, and misinformation everywhere, this immensely readable book calls for a new contract--with ourselves. Drawing from history, mythology, literature, pop culture, and practical experience, Ciulla probes the many meanings of work or its meaninglessness and asks: Why are so many of us letting work take over our lives and trying to live in what little time is left? What has happened to the old, unspoken contract between worker and employer? Why are young people not being disloyal when they regularly consider job-changing? Employers can't promise as much to workers as before. Is that because they promise so much to stockholders? Why are there mass layoffs and "downsizing" in a time of unequaled corporate prosperity? And why are the most common lies in business about satisfactory employee performance? The traditional contract between employers and employees is over. This thoughtful and provocative study shows how to replace it by the one we make with ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, 1911-1971

Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries

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Category: Library catalogs

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The Notebook on Common Sense, Elementary and Advanced

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Category: Reasoning

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Volume Iii a Divided Mormon Zion: Northeastern Ohio or Western Missouri?

Author: John J Hammond

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190079

Category: Religion

Page: 637

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A DIVIDED MORMON ZION: NORTHEASTERN OHIO OR WESTERN MISSOURI? This is Volume III of an epic, multi-volume work entitled The Quest for the New Jerusalem: A Mormon Generation Saga, which combines family, Mormon, and American history, focusing upon how the authors ancestors were affected by their conversion to the Mormon religion. In Volume I, four of the authors ancestral familiesthe Carters, Hammonds, Knowltons, and Spencersand the ancestors of Mormon Church founders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, are followed from the time they enter the Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England in the 1600s down to the early 1800s. Toward the end of Volume I, the focus is upon Joseph Smith and his family, including their move from Vermont to western New York and their religious and occult magic worldviews. Volume II takes up the narrative at about the year 1820, and involves a detailed, comprehensive, and critical look at the events in the life of Joseph Smith, Jr., during the decade in which he purportedly was visited by numerous heavenly messengers, received the golden plates, translated the writing on the plates to produce the Book of Mormon, received priesthood authority from other heavenly messengers, published the Book of Mormon, and organized the Mormon Church. There is a detailed examination of the contentious debate concerning the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and the validity of Smiths 1820s visionary experiences. The later chapters describe the movement of Church headquarters from western New York to northeastern Ohio in early 1831, Smiths interest in western Missouri as the site for his New Jerusalem/Zion, and the conversion of the authors direct ancestor Simeon Daggett Carter. Volume III begins with a detailed look at the life of Sidney Rigdon, who played a significant role in the development of the Campbellite, Reformed Baptist, Disciples of Christ Church. When he became a Mormon in late 1830, he helped bring about the conversion of hundreds of his friends in the Campbellite movement, which caused Joseph Smith Jr. in early 1831 to change the headquarters of his fledgling Mormon Church from western New York to northeastern Ohio. A remarkable fusion then took place between Mormonism, as it had been formulated initially by Smith, and the new Campbellite doctrines, practices, and organization. In the summer of 1831 Smith and Rigdon visited Jackson County, Missouri, and numerous Smith revelations formally designated it as the site for the New Jerusalem/Zion, where, immediately after the city was built, Christs Second Coming was to occur. The sites for the city and a temple were dedicated at Independence, but Smith returned to Ohio, continued to live at Kirtland, and made the decision to build the first temple there, much to the chagrin of the Mormons who had obeyed his revelations and were gathering to Missouri. This led to a serious rift between Ohio and Missouri leaders, many of the latter Smiths earliest disciples from New York. Ancestrally, the focus of this volume is upon the four Carter brothersSimeon, John S., Gideon, and Jared--who joined the Mormon Church in the 1831-32 period. While Simeon (the authors great, great grandfather) did not keep a journal, and Gideons journal is very brief, Jareds is one of the most important documents in early Mormon history, and John S.s shorter journal is also very valuable. Jared was a kind of religious fanatic--with utopian views on faith healing, the power of prayer, and prophecy--yet nevertheless he became president of the Kirtland High Council and a member of the prestigious three-man Kirtland Temple (Building) Committee. John S. became a leader of the Church in the northeastern New York/Vermont region and brought a large company of saints to Kirtland in early 1833. All four Carter brothers became important early missionaries, and four separate chapters document their activities.

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