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" First, used to say, take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves. "
Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ... - Page 161
by Philip Dormer Stanhope - 1810
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The Lady's Magazine: Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ..., Volume 38

Great Britain - 1807
...waited the opportunity of a free conveyance, not being willing to put you to the expence of,postage. Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves, is a maxim I have always abided by, and I have found my account in it too. Your letter...
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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse Intended as a Specimen of the Types: At the ...

John Walter - 1785 - 225 pages
...of the treafury, in the reigns of king William, queen Ann, and king George the Firft, ufed to fay, " Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themfelves „'' This holds equally true as to time ; and I moft earneftly recommend to you the care...
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The Parliamentary Register: Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of ...

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1789
...have heard, no doubt, '* often of ,a maxim of trade, which I heard of early in life ; " it was this : Take care of the pence, and the pounds will " take care of themfelves." The meaning, his Lord:fhip added, he conceived was, take care of fmall things, and they...
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Elements of a Polite Education: Carefully Selected from the Letters of the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Books and reading - 1801 - 444 pages
...of the treafury, in the reigns of king William, queen Anne, and king George theFirft> uied to fay, " Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themfelves." To this maxim, whieh he not only preached, but pra&ifed, his two grandfom, at this time,...
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Cottage Gardener and Country Gentleman's Companion, Volume 3

Gardening - 1850
...WINDOW GARDENING. LITTLE MATTERS. — There is an old adage which some of us are apt to forget — " take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves." The aphorism inculcates neither close-fisted parsimony nor mean stinginess, but prudent...
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The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of ..., Volume 6

Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott - English literature - 1803
...laudable defire in people of property to watch over little things, and to Tefine upon the fage maxim, *' Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themfelves." It will alfo {hew that the prefent age is defirous of cultivating the true virtuafo tafle,...
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The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of ..., Volume 3

Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott - English literature - 1805
...moral government we might very profitably follow a dire&ion given us with refpect to money matters : " Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themielves." I am perfnaded, that if we could guard againft little foibles, whims, and unevennefs of...
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The Annual Review and History of Literature, Volume 4

Books - 1806
...the reader is not pleased with the portrait, the paiuler ь in fault." ' It is a vulgar apophthegm, ' take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves:' it may be applied in politics, ' take care of the poor, the rich wi|l take of themselyes.'...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volumes 7-8

1856
...whole life should be the aggregate of well-spent days, hours, and minutes. And here, the old proverb, " take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves," applies itself to the Christian's conduct. Let him look well to his hours, and he will...
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The Projector: A Collection of Essays, in the Manner of the ..., Volume 2

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1817
...than of great ; and I suspect this proceeds from too implicit a reliance on the antient precept, " take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves." Though this may be the case in general, there are so many exceptions to the rule, that...
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