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Poor Richard's Almanack complete, unedited, originally sourced
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Posted on 02/02/2013 8:04:49 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica

Searching Google Books for Poor Richard's has become somewhat of an exercise in frustration for me. Typically, what you will find are compilations. Authors who have looked at Franklins' works and decided what should be considered "greatest hits" quotations. Consider me uninterested.

So I finally got my hands on a copy from the library which contained the original constructs of Poor Richards' as Franklin wrote them, that way I would know what to search for. Below, you will see where to find all of them online, in their original context.

1733, 1734, 1735, 1736, 1737 ,1738, 1739

1740 ,1741, 1742, 1743, 1744, 1745, 1746

1747, 1748, 1749, 1750, 1751, 1752

1753, 1754, 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: almanac; benjaminfranklin; epigraphyandlanguage; franklin; godsgravesglyphs; history; origins; poorrichard; progressingamerica; publishing; richardsaunders; theframers

1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:04:56 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica
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2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:07:36 AM PST by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a YouTube generation? Put it on YouTube!)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Thankyou. I’ve been too busy to hardly comment at all on FR>

Freepmail coming your way.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:22:15 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Great, thanks!


4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:57:01 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Very cool:

“Two Beggars travelling along,
One blind, the other lame,
Pick’d up an Oyster on the Way
To which they both laid claim:

The Matter rose so high, that they
Resolv’d to go to Law,
As often richer Fools have done,
Who quarrel for a Straw.

A Lawyer took it strait in hand,
Who knew his Business was,
To mind nor one nor t’other side,
But make the best o’ th’ Cause;

As always in the Law’s the Case:
So he his Judgment gave,
And Lawyer-like he thus resolv’d
What each of them should have:

Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant, share
The Friendly Laws impartial Care,
A Shell for him, a Shell for thee,
The Middle is the Lawyer’s Fee.”

http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/framedVolumes.jsp?vol=1&page=280c


5 posted on 02/02/2013 9:11:58 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks ProgressingAmerica.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 9:21:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ProgressingAmerica
I used Original Sources for home schooling. It’s the best.
7 posted on 02/02/2013 1:41:44 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: ProgressingAmerica
From what sources I've read, not having actually known the gent, Benny was a pretty salty old dog.
Considered quite the provincial in Paris at the time. Part of his attraction to the Ladies there.



(rumor has it that the term "Lap Dance" originated with Mr. Franklin)
8 posted on 02/02/2013 6:38:20 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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