These Blessings, Reader, may Heavín grant to thee;

A faithful friend, equal in Loveís degree;

Land fruitful, never conscious of the Curse,

A liberal Heart and never-failing Purse;

A smiling conscience, a contented mind;

A tempírate Knowledge with true Wisdom joiníd;

A Life as long as fair, and when expiríd,

A kindly death, unfearíd as undesiríd.

Poor Richardís Almanack

December 1745