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Page 9 - .It was well receiv'd by the common people in general; but the rich men dislik'd it, for it increas'd and strengthen'd the clamor for more money, and they happening to have no writers among them that were able to answer it, their opposition slacken'd, and the point was carried by a majority in the House.
Page 145 - the Public by / Poor Richard, / a famous Pennsylvania Conjurer, and / Almanac-Maker, / In Answer to the following Questions: / Pray, Father Abraham, what think you of/ the Times? Won't these heavy Taxes quite / ruin the Country ? How shall we ever / be able to pay Them ? What
Page 12 - In 1732 I first publish'd my Almanack, under the name of Richard Saunders; it was continu'd by me about twenty-five years, commonly call'd Poor Richard's Almanac. I endeavor'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand, that I reap'd considerable profit from it, vending annually
Page 313 - Church, / According to the Use of / the Church of England: / together with the / Psalter, or Psalms /of/ David, Printed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. / London: / Printed in the Year MDCCLXXIII.
Page 5 - At Palmer's I was employed in composing for the second edition of Wollaston's 'Religion of Nature.' Some of his reasonings not appearing to me well founded, I wrote a little metaphysical piece in which I made remarks on them. It was entitled 'A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain.
Page 9 - it would depreciate, as it had done in New England, to the prejudice of all creditors. We had discuss'd this point in our Junto, where I was on the side of an addition, being persuaded that the first small sum struck in 1723 had done much good
Page 21 - Those, however, of our congregation, who considered themselves as orthodox Presbyterians, disapprov'd his doctrine, and were join'd by most of the old clergy, who arraign'd him of heterodoxy before the synod, in order to have him silenc'd. I became his zealous partisan, and contributed all I could to raise a party in his favor.
Page 108 - Conjuror and Almanack-Maker) / In Answer to the following Questions, / Pray, Father Abraham, what / think you of the Times? / Won't these heavy Taxes quite / ruin the Country? How shall we be / ever able to pay them? What would you advise us to do?
Page 5 - it to my friend Ralph; I printed a small number. It occasion'd my being more consider'd by Mr. Palmer as a young man of some ingenuity, tho' he seriously expostulated with me upon the principles of my pamphlet, which to him appear'd abominable. My printing this pamphlet was another erratum.
Page 83 - A / Sermon / on / Education. / Wherein / Some Account is given of the / Academy, / Established in the / City of Philadelphia. / Preach'd at the Opening thereof, on the Seventh / Day of January, 1750-1. / By the Reverend Mr. Richard Peters. / Philadelphia : / Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, / at the Post-Office.