Definition of Poor Richard's Almanack from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Poor Richard's Almanack

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a book published each year in the US between 1733 and 1758. It was written by Benjamin Franklin under the name of Richard Saunders. It contained useful information on important dates, anniversaries, etc., as well as wise advice in the form of short sayings and verses. Many of these are still repeated, such as ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ and:
Early to bed and early to riseMakes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.