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From Poor Richard’s Almanacks

My Love and I for Kisses play’d,
She would keep stakes, I was content,
But when I won she would be paid; 197 more words


NaPoWriMo: Richard and Ben

Both entertaining and useful,

my Philadelphia publication,

the aim, to instruct,

to construct for the common people,

a guide of this and that

They scarcely buy any other book. 334 more words


Book of the Week: Poor Charlie's Almanack

This week I read Poor Charlie’s Almanack, which details the wit and wisdom of Charles T. Munger, who is anything but poor. Most people know who Warren Buffett is, but I doubt most people know who is second-in-command is. 675 more words


December 19, 1732: The Nack and How To Get It

Filled with proverbs preaching positive virtues such as industry and prudence, Poor Richard’s Almanack debuted on this day in 1732 and was published yearly until 1757. 361 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Wine, Words & Wednesday, No. 77

Today’s words come to us from Poor Richard’s Almanack (sort of an 18th century Good Housekeeping), written by Benjamin Franklin, using the pseudonym, Richard Saunders.   144 more words