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all he fells upon credit, an advance that shall make up that deficiency.

Those who pay for what they buy upon credit, pay their share of this advance. He that pays ready money, efcapes, or may escape, that charge.

A penny fav'd is two-pence clear;
A pin a day's a groat a year.



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AT this time, when the general complaint is that-" money is scarce," it will be an act of kindness to inform

the moneyless how they may reinforce their pockets. I will acquant them with the true fecret of money-catchingthe certain way to fill empty pursesand how to keep them always full. Two fimple rules, well obferved, will do the bufinefs.

First, let honesty and industry be thy conftant companions; and,

Secondly, fpend one penny lefs than thy clear gains.

Then fhall thy hide-bound pocket foon begin to thrive, and will never

again cry with the empty belly-ach : neither will creditors infult thee, nor want opprefs, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee. The whole hemi. sphere will shine brighter, and pleasure fpring up in every corner of thy heart. Now, therefore, embrace these rules and be happy. Banish the bleak winds of forrow from thy mind, and live independent. Then shalt thou be a man, and not hide thy face at the approach of the rich, nor fuffer the pain of feeling little when the fons of fortune walk at thy right hand for independency, whether with little or much, is goodfortune, and placeth thee on even ground with the proudest of the golden fleece. Oh, then, be wife, and let industry walk with thee in the morning, and attend thee until thou reachest the evening hour for reft. Let honesty be as the breath of thy foul, and never forget to have a penny, when all thy


expences are enumerated and paid: then shalt thou reach the point of happinefs, and independence fhall be thy fhield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy foul walk upright, nor ftoop to the filken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring fet with diamonds.





[A Tranflation of this Letter appeared in one of the Daily Papers of Paris about the Year 1784. The following is the Original Piece, with fome Additions and Corrections made in it by the Author.]

To the AUTHORS of the JOURNAL.


YOU often entertain us with accounts of new discoveries. Permit me to communicate to the public, through your paper, one that has lately been made by myself, and which I conceive may be of great utility.

I was the other evening in a grand company, where the new lamp of Meffrs. Quinquet

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