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...higher than a gentleman on his knees_, as _Poor RICHARD_ says. Perhaps they have had a small estate left them, which they knew not the getting of. They think _'tis day! and will never be night!_; that _a little to be spent out of so much I is not worth minding_ (_A Child and a Fool_, as _Poor RICHARD_ says, _imagine Twenty Shillings and Twenty Years can never be spent_): but _always taking out of the meal tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom_. Then, as _Poor DICK says_, _When the well's dry, they know the worth of water._ but this they might have known before, if they had taken his advice. _If you would know the value of money; go, and try to borrow some!_ For, _he that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing!_ and indeed, so does he that lends to such people, _when he goes to get it in again!_
_Poor DICK_ further advises, and says
_Fond Pride of Dress is, sure, a very curse! Ere Fancy you consult; consult your purse!_
And again, _Pride is as loud a, beggar as Want, and a great deal... Unknown, Source
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