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Author Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.

Title Father Abraham's speech.

Imprint [Boston] G. K. Hall, 1963.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  818.1 F854f    ---  Available
Description 22 p. 18 cm.
Note 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]
First published in Poor Richard's almanac for 1758, and frequently reprinted under title: The way to wealth.
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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