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La Science du bonhomme Richard, ou Moyen facile de payer les Impots

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Benjamin Franklin


Antoine-François Quétant
Chez Ruault (Nicolas Ruault)

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Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin écrits par lui-méme, et adressés a son fils. Suivis d'un précis historique de sa vie politique, et de plusieurs pièces, relatives à ce père de la liberté translation has translation has paratext


This translation of the 27th and final printing of 'Poor Richard's Almanac' went through four editions in two years.

It included a new preface by Franklin consisting of a long speech by character named Father Abraham. The speech blended maxims and aphorisms culled form previous almanacs into a promise that those who worked hard, were prudent and frugal would become rich. The audience listened attentively but once Father Abraham had finished, they immediately practised the contrary, as if it had been a common sermon. Under the title, 'The Way to Wealth', this speech would become the most popular of all Franklin's writings.

Translator identified in the Franklin papers (online): https://franklinpapers.org/framedNames.jsp?ssn=001-42-0033.