Franklin, “How to get Riches” read by Isaac Whalen

Source:UMW Franklin Riches
How to get RICHES

PRECEPT I.

1In Things of moment, on thy self depend,
2Nor trust too far thy Servant or thy Friend:
3With private Views, thy Friend may promise fair,
4And Servants very seldom prove sincere.

PRECEPT II.

5What can be done, with Care perform to Day,
6Dangers unthought-of will attend Delay;
7Your distant Prospects all precarious are,
8And Fortune is as fickle as she’s fair.

PRECEPT III.

9Nor trivial Loss, nor trivial Gain despise;
10Molehills, if often heap’d, to Mountains rise:
11Weigh every small Expence, and nothing waste,
12Farthings long sav’d, amount to Pounds at last.

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