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" What maintains one Vice, would bring up two Children. "You may think perhaps, that a little Tea, or a little Punch now and then, Diet a little more costly, Clothes a little finer, and a little Entertainment now and then, can be no great Matter; but remember... "
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by Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
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Literature - 1826
...Make the weailh fmall, and the want great." And farther, " What maintain! one vice, would bring up-two children." You may think, perhaps, that a little tea,...or a little punch now and then, diet a little more coflly, cloaths a little finer, and a little entertainment nowand then, can be no great matter ; but...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...want great.' " And, further, ' What maintains one vice, would bringup two children.' You may think that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes perhaps a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no matter ; but remember what...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...want great.'J " And, further, ' What maintains one vice, would bring. up two children.' You may think that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes perhaps a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no matter ; but remember what...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volume 2

Laconics - 1829
...all.—Chesterfield. cccLxvni. What maintains one vice, would bring up two children. You may think that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes perhaps a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then,s can be no matter: but remember, many...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...all. — Chesterfield. cccLXvm. What maintains one vice, would bring up two children. You may think that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes perhaps a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no matter: but remember, many...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...and chargeable families ; and farther, ' what maintains one vice, would bring up two children.' 4 " You may think, perhaps, that a little tea, or a little...now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes a lit'ue finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no great matter ; but remember ' many...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1831 - 275 pages
..." What maintains one vice would hring up two children." You may think, perhaps, that a little lea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more...finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can he no great matter ; hut rememher, " Many a little makes a mickle:" heware of little expenses ; " a...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...Make the wealth small, and the want great.' And farther, ' What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.' You may think, perhaps, that a little...finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be uo great matter ; but remember, ' Many a little makes a mickle.' Beware of little expences ; ' A small...
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Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth: And William Penn's Maxims ...

Benjamin Franklin - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1834 - 192 pages
...Make Uie wealth araal], and the want great.' And farther, ' What maintains one vice would bring up two children.' You may think, perhaps, that a little...now and then, can be no great matter ; but remember, ' Many a little makes a mickle.' Beware of little expenses; 'A small leak will sink a great ship,'...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 pages
...Make the wealth small, and the want great.' " And, farther, ' What maintains one vice, would bring up two children.' You may think, perhaps, that a little...then, diet a little more costly, clothes a little liner, and a little entertainment now and then, can he no great malter ; hut rememher what poor Richard...
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