Religious and Moral Anecdotes

Religious and Moral Anecdotes

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...resolution, which was, that all those estates should be his again; he had formed his plan too, which he instantly began to execute. He walked hastily forward, determined to seize the first opportunity to gain money, though it were ever so small a sum, and resolved not to spend, if he could help it, a farthing of what ever he might obtain. The first thing that drew his attention was a heap of coals, shot out of carts before a house. He offered himself to put them in the place where they were to be laid, and was employed. He received a few pence for his labour; and then, in pursuance of the saving part of his plan, requested some small gratuity of meat and drink, which was given to him. He then looked out for the next thing that might offer, and went, with indefatigable industry, through a succession of servile employments in different places, of longer and shorter duration, still scrupulously avoiding, as far as possible, the expense of a penny. He promptly seized every opportunity which could advance his design, without regarding the meanness of occupation or appearance. By this method he gained, after a considerable time, money enough to purchase, in order to sell again, a few cattle, of which he had taken pains to understand the value. He speedily, but cautiously, turned his first gains into second advantages; retained, without a single deviation, his extreme parsimony, and thus advanced, by degrees, into larger transactions and incipient wealth. The final result was, that he more than recovered his lost possessions, and died an inveterate miser, worth sixty thousand pounds. Dancer's Mode Of Living. Daniel Dancer, Esq., was remarkable for a miserly disposition. Lady Tempest was the only person who had the least influence on this unfortunate...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630378
  • 9781236630377