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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

In 1733, long before the American colonies gained their freedom, a book appeared in the city of Philadelphia under the title of Poor Richard's Almanac. If you had lived in Philadelphia at that time you would very probably have bought a copy, for ten thousand of these little books were sold every year-a very large sale for those days. In this little book, besides the usual features of almanacs, such as the calendar for the year, prophecies of the weather and events, and little anecdotes, you would find many wise proverbs about thrift, honesty, hard work, the way to wealth, etc. Some of these proverbs you still hear now and then: "Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today." "Little strokes fell large oaks." "Think of saving, as well as of getting." These are samples of the homely proverbs that everybody got by heart in the old Quaker city, and these sayings did much to send down the high cost of living in those days, as they will irn ours if only we pay attention to them
This little book, Poor Richard's Almanac, was the work of a young printer who was on his way to becoming one of the Builders of America. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was his name. Born in Boston, the son of a soap-merchant, he was not able to go to Harvard College as most Boston lads of higher

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