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Facsimile of Poor Richard’s Almanack for 1733 Pdf

Poor Richard’s Almanack was a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin, who adopted the pseudonym of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders” for this purpose. The publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758.

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Franklin borrowed the name “Richard Saunders” from the seventeenth-century author of Rider’s British Merlin, a popular London almanac which continued to be published throughout the eighteenth century. Franklin created the Poor Richard persona based in part on Jonathan Swift’s pseudonymous character, “Isaac Bickerstaff”. In a series of three letters in 1708 and 1709, known as the Bickerstaff papers, “Bickerstaff” predicted the imminent death of astrologer and almanac maker John Partridge. Franklin’s Poor Richard, like Bickerstaff, claimed to be a philomath and astrologer and, like Bickerstaff, predicted the deaths of actual astrologers who wrote traditional almanacs. In the early editions of Poor Richard’s Almanack, predicting and falsely reporting the deaths of these astrologers—much to their dismay—was something of a running joke. However, Franklin’s endearing character of “Poor” Richard Saunders.

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Name Of the Novel: Facsimile of Poor Richard’s Almanack
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Almanac
Publication date: December 28, 1732
Text: Facsimile of Poor Richard’s Almanack Book pdf
Book Type: Pdf / ePub

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