Twelve True Old Golden Rules

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[TRANSCRIBED] ?Twelve True Old Golden Rules For those who like to fare better than they now do, and at the same time to thrive and grow rich. 1 The ready penny always fetches the best bargain. He who buys upon trust, must not complain if he is cheated. The shopkeeper suspects the customer who buys on trust, and thinks that he means to cheat and never to pay; and therefore he takes good care to be before hand, and charges highly accordingly. 2 The best pennyworth is to be had where most sit together in the open market; and bargains are often cheaper in the latter end of the day. When honest men have done their work, it is better for them to go to market than to the alehouse 3 When times are hard, why should we make them harder Still, it is not enough to be taxed once by Government without being taxed by folly, thrice by drunkenness four times by Laziness, and so on ? a good man, even in hard times will do twice as well as a bad man will in the best of times, let us all then rise up against ourselves, who thus tax and injure ourselves and we shall soon find that the times mend. let us do good to ourselves at home, and we shall become happy in our own habitations; and learn that it is a true saying, that God helps those who help themselves. 4 Time is our estate; it is our most valuable property If we lose it, or waste it, we can never ? never purchase it back again. We ought, therefore, not to have an idle hour, or throw away an idle penny. While we employ our time and our property (however small that property may be) to the best advantage, we shall find that a fortune may be made in any situation of life; and that poor man, who once wanted assistance himself may become able to assist and relieve others 5 Industry will make a man a purse, and frugality will find him strings for it, Neither the purse nor nor the strings will cost him any thing. He who has it should only draw the strings as frugality directs and he will be sure always to find an useful penny at the bottom of it the servants of industry are known by their livery; it is always whole and wholesome. Idleness travels very leisurely, and poverty soon overtakes her. look at the ragged Slaves of idleness and judge which is the best master to serve ? Industry or Idleness (continues)

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For those who like to fare better than they now do,
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1  The ready penny always fetches the best bargain.
    He who buys upon trust, must not complain if he
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    who buys on trust, and thinks that he means to cheat
    and never to pay;  and therefore he takes good care
    to be before hand, and charges highly accordingly.

2  The best pennyworth is to be had where most sit together
    in the open market; and bargains are often cheaper in
    the latter end of the day.  When honest men have done 
    their work, it is better for them to go to market than
    to the alehouse

3  When times are hard, why should we make them harder
    Still, it is not enough to be taxed once by Government
    without being taxed by folly, thrice by drunkenness
    four times by Laziness, and so on ?  a good man, even
    in hard times will do twice as well as a bad man
    will in the best of times, let us all then rise up
    against ourselves, who thus tax and injure ourselves 
    and we shall soon find that the times mend.  let us
    do good to ourselves at home, and we shall become
    happy in our own habitations; and learn that it
    is a true saying, that God helps those who help themselves.

4  Time is our estate;  it is our most valuable property
    If we lose it, or waste it, we can never ? never purchase
    it back again.  We ought, therefore, not to have an idle 
    hour, or throw away an idle penny.  While we employ
    our time and our property (however small that property 
    may be) to the best advantage, we shall find that a 
    fortune may be made in any situation of life; and
    that poor man, who once wanted assistance himself
    may become able to assist and relieve others

5  Industry will make a man a purse, and frugality
    will find him strings for it, Neither the purse nor
    nor the strings will cost him any thing.  He who has
    it should only draw the strings as frugality directs
    and he will be sure always to find an useful
    penny at the bottom of it the servants of industry
    are known by their livery; it is always whole                     
    and wholesome. Idleness travels very leisurely,
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[TRANSCRIBED] ?Twelve True Old Golden Rules For those who like to fare better than they now do, and at the same time to thrive and grow rich. 1 The ready penny always fetches the best bargain. He who buys upon trust, must not complain if he is cheated. The shopkeeper suspects the customer who buys on trust, and thinks that he means to cheat and never to pay; and therefore he takes good care to be before hand, and charges highly accordingly. 2 The best pennyworth is to be had where most sit together in the open market; and bargains are often cheaper in the latter end of the day. When honest men have done their work, it is better for them to go to market than to the alehouse 3 When times are hard, why should we make them harder Still, it is not enough to be taxed once by Government without being taxed by folly, thrice by drunkenness four times by Laziness, and so on ? a good man, even in hard times will do twice as well as a bad man will in the best of times, let us all then rise up against ourselves, who thus tax and injure ourselves and we shall soon find that the times mend. let us do good to ourselves at home, and we shall become happy in our own habitations; and learn that it is a true saying, that God helps those who help themselves. 4 Time is our estate; it is our most valuable property If we lose it, or waste it, we can never ? never purchase it back again. We ought, therefore, not to have an idle hour, or throw away an idle penny. While we employ our time and our property (however small that property may be) to the best advantage, we shall find that a fortune may be made in any situation of life; and that poor man, who once wanted assistance himself may become able to assist and relieve others 5 Industry will make a man a purse, and frugality will find him strings for it, Neither the purse nor nor the strings will cost him any thing. He who has it should only draw the strings as frugality directs and he will be sure always to find an useful penny at the bottom of it the servants of industry are known by their livery; it is always whole and wholesome. Idleness travels very leisurely, and poverty soon overtakes her. look at the ragged Slaves of idleness and judge which is the best master to serve ? Industry or Idleness (continues)

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Notes
This piece was copied out by Mary Bacon into her ledger/commonplace book. Although, by its nature, it is likely to have been read aloud, there is no actual evidence other than that she obviously read the original.

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        <ptr target="ukred-17520">[TRANSCRIBED]                ?Twelve True Old Golden Rules
For those who like to fare better than they now do,
and at the same time to thrive and grow rich.
1  The ready penny always fetches the best bargain.
    He who buys upon trust, must not complain if he
    is cheated.  The shopkeeper suspects the customer
    who buys on trust, and thinks that he means to cheat
    and never to pay;  and therefore he takes good care
    to be before hand, and charges highly accordingly.

2  The best pennyworth is to be had where most sit together
    in the open market; and bargains are often cheaper in
    the latter end of the day.  When honest men have done 
    their work, it is better for them to go to market than
    to the alehouse

3  When times are hard, why should we make them harder
    Still, it is not enough to be taxed once by Government
    without being taxed by folly, thrice by drunkenness
    four times by Laziness, and so on ?  a good man, even
    in hard times will do twice as well as a bad man
    will in the best of times, let us all then rise up
    against ourselves, who thus tax and injure ourselves 
    and we shall soon find that the times mend.  let us
    do good to ourselves at home, and we shall become
    happy in our own habitations; and learn that it
    is a true saying, that God helps those who help themselves.

4  Time is our estate;  it is our most valuable property
    If we lose it, or waste it, we can never ? never purchase
    it back again.  We ought, therefore, not to have an idle 
    hour, or throw away an idle penny.  While we employ
    our time and our property (however small that property 
    may be) to the best advantage, we shall find that a 
    fortune may be made in any situation of life; and
    that poor man, who once wanted assistance himself
    may become able to assist and relieve others

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    will find him strings for it, Neither the purse nor
    nor the strings will cost him any thing.  He who has
    it should only draw the strings as frugality directs
    and he will be sure always to find an useful
    penny at the bottom of it the servants of industry
    are known by their livery; it is always whole                     
    and wholesome. Idleness travels very leisurely,
    and poverty soon overtakes her.  look at the ragged
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