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Poor Richard,

A fictitious name assumed by Benjamin Franklin. In 1732 he began the publication in Philadelphia of an almanac, with the name of Richard Saunders as author. It continued twenty-five years. Sometimes the author called himself “Poor Richard,” and the publication was generally known as Poor Richard's almanac. It was distinguished for its numerous maxims on temperance, frugality, order, justice, cleanliness, chastity, and the like. It has been said that its precepts are “as valuable as any that have descended from Pythagoras.”

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