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The almanac was an annual paper written by Benjamin Franklin about his fictitious character poor Richard an unschooled but experienced philosopher.

Benjamin Franklin published "Poor Richards Almanac," from 1733 to 1758, using the pen name of Richard Saunders.

The almanac was full of famous sayings such as "Haste makes waste" and "Early to bed, and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." It also contained crop predictions, a chart of the phases of the moon, recipes, notes on fashion, and other comments on daily life.

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