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Father Abraham's speech.

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: [Boston] G.K. Hall, 1963.
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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Father Abraham's speech.
[Boston] G.K. Hall, 1963
(OCoLC)756424171
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin
OCLC Number: 639292
Notes: Cover title.
Facsim. made from the original in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Original t.p. reads: Father Abraham's speech to a great number of people, at a vendue of merchant-goods; introduced to the publick by Poor Richard ... To which are added seven curious pieces of writing. Boston, Printed and sold by B. Mecom [1758].
Originally published in Poor Richard's almanac for 1758, and frequently reprinted under title: The way to wealth.
Description: 22 pages 18 cm
Contents: Father Abraham's speech, introduced by Poor Richard.- The welcome guinea: a poem.- Consolation for the homely.- A grand compliment to the ladies.- The two sinners, the Pope and the Devil: a poetical tale.- An infallible cure for love.- An old song, wrote by one of our first New-England planters, on their management in those good old times. To the tune of A cobler there was, &c.- Poor Richard's description of his country wife Joan, in a song to the tune of The hounds are all out, &c.

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