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    Lord Chesterfield's Advice

    LETTERS TO HIS SON by the EARL OF CHESTERFIELD

    on the Fine Art of becoming a

    MAN OF THE WORLD and a GENTLEMAN (1749)



    A Fool cannot withstand the charms of a toy-shop: snuff-boxes, watches, heads of canes, &c. are his destruction.

    His servants and tradesmen conspire with his own indolence to cheat him; and, in a very little time, he is astonished, in the midst of all these ridiculous superfluities, to find himself in want of all the real comforts and necessaries of life.

    Never, from a mistaken economy, buy a thing you do not want, because it is cheap; or, from a silly pride, because it is dear.

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    Good advice. I wish I could do it.

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    Is he the guy that made the sofa's ?











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    Great.

    Where was he right before I bought my first Rolex........?
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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