If America's founding fathers were anything, they were critical thinkers.
Old Ben Franklin was at the top of his game when America was being hatched.Pennsylvania Gazette or Poor Richard's Almanack - were collected in the above book which I recommend to everyone who is not recovering from a recent surgery.
An excerpt is posted for your edification. Click on each image for a larger view.
Ever the wise-guy, Franklin declared the timely death of his competition in the "Courteous Reader_," (forward) of:
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1734
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735
Poor Richard's Almanack, 1736
a joke that lasted FOUR YEARS running!
“Richard Saunder” was an astrologer and almanac writer of the previous century in England! Even THE AUTHORSHIP was a twisted parody. It's not Leeds, but Saunder that is dead!