The Art of Making Money Plenty.
(Franklin, Benjamin (1703-1790))
Published 10th November 1791 by John Wallis and Engraved by Neele, a well known engraver of the period. This rebus puzzle is based on the homily of Benjamin Franklin on making and keeping money
The puzzle reads
"At this time when the crying complaint is that money is so scare, it must be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless, how they can reinforce their purses.
I will acquaint you with the true secret of, of money catching, the certain way to fill empty pockets and keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed will do the business.
1st - Let honestry and toil be your constant companions.
2nd. - Spend one penny a day less than your clear gains.
Then shell thy purses soon begin to thrive,
thy creditors will never insult thee,
nor want oppress, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee: the whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of your heart. Now therefore embrace these ruless and be happy."
Same text asused in 1817 when published by Darton in book form
Poor Richard - Condition - This can be seen from the picture - one piece is missing - otherwise - good - odd dirty spots.
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