The Pleasant Art of Money-Catching. to Which Is Added, the Way How to Turn a Penny

The Pleasant Art of Money-Catching. to Which Is Added, the Way How to Turn a Penny

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...and opportunity of getting it elsewhere, and when all his done, must be glad to take sive in the hundred, or else-fair and candid promises, which will enrich you straight, Promiffis dives quilibit efje protest. If words and promises would pass for coin, there would be no man poor.. And some men there are of that currish and inhuman nature, whom if you shall importune through urgent necessity, then are you in danger to lose both your monies and their favours for ever. Therefore be careful tp keep your money. For would you preser and place your son in the University? Let him deserve never so well, as being being an able and ready grammarian, yea, captain of his form, you shall very hardly preser him, without great friends joined with your great purse; for those ju(t and charitable times, wherein desert seldom went about without its due, are gone; the like I may fay of the city, where, if the trade be any thing like, you cannot place your son under threescore or an hundred pounds, though by nature he was (as many are) made for the fame, and of wit and capacity never so pregnant. Therefore keep your money. Or have you a daughter by birth well descended, virtuous, chaste. fair and comely; endued with the best commendable qualities, that may be required in a young, beautisul, and modest maid, if you have not been in your lise-time thrifty, to provide her a portion, she may live till she isasoldas Greufa, or the Nurse of AEneas, e'er you shall get her a good match. Money's a Queen that doth bestow, Beauty and birth to high and low. It is as true as old: hefcte the Dutch have a proverb, that Gentility and/air Looks buy nothing in the market. If you happen to be sick or ill, if your purse hath been lately purged. the Doctor is not at leisure to visit..show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641000
  • 9781236641007