The American stranger's guide to London and Liverpool at table

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Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1859
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Page 64 - Lost Time is never found again; and what we call Time enough, always proves little enough...
Page 68 - Experience keeps a dear School, but Fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, we may give Advice, but we cannot give Conduct...
Page 65 - Methinks I hear some of you say, Must a Man afford himself no Leisure ? I will tell thee, my friend, what Poor Richard says, Employ thy Time well, if thou meanest to gain Leisure; and, since thou art not sure of a Minute, throw not away an Hour.
Page 11 - ... comfort as a private dwelling. Every member is a master without any of the trouble of a master. He can come when he pleases, and stay away as long as he pleases, without anything going wrong. He has the command of regular servants without having to pay or to manage them. He can have whatever meal or refreshment he wants, at all hours, and served up with the cleanliness and comfort of his own house. He orders just what he pleases, having no interest to think of but his own. In short, it is impossible...
Page 66 - A ploughman on his legs is 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 is not worth minding.
Page 65 - He that by the Plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.
Page 6 - Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 67 - Gain may be temporary and uncertain, but ever, while you live, expense is constant and certain; and it is easier to build two chimneys, than to keep one in fuel, as Poor Richard says; so Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt.
Page 64 - He that riseth late must trot all Day, and shall scarce overtake his Business at Night...
Page 67 - 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...

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