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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteCharity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteFEMALE, n. One of the opposing, or unfair, sex.



The Maker, at Creation's birth, With living things had stocked the earth. From elephants to bats and snails, They all were good, for all were males. But when the Devil came and saw He said: "By Thine eternal law Of growth, maturity, decay, These all must quickly pass away And leave untenanted the earth Unless Thou dost establish birth" -- Then tucked his head beneath his wing To laugh --he had no sleeve --the thing With deviltry did so accord, That he'd suggested to the Lord. The Master pondered this advice, Then shook and threw the fateful dice Wherewith all matters here below Are ordered, and observed the throw; Then bent His head in awful state, Confirming the decree of Fate. From every part of earth anew The conscious dust consenting flew, While rivers from their courses rolled To make it plastic for the mould. Enough collected (but no more, For niggard Nature hoards her store) He kneaded it to flexible clay, While Nick unseen threw some away. And then the various forms He cast, Gross organs first and finer last; No one at once evolved, but all By even touches grew and small Degrees advanced, till, shade by shade, To match all living things He'd made Females, complete in all their parts Except (His clay gave out) the hearts.

"No matter," Satan cried; "with speed I'll fetch the very hearts they need" -- So flew away and soon brought back The number needed, in a sack. That night earth range with sounds of strife -- Ten million males each had a wife; That night sweet Peace her pinions spread O'er Hell --ten million devils dead! --G.J.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteHEAD-MONEY, n. A capitation tax, or poll-tax.



In ancient times there lived a king Whose tax-collectors could not wring From all his subjects gold enough To make the royal way less rough. For pleasure's highway, like the dames Whose premises adjoin it, claims Perpetual repairing. So The tax-collectors in a row Appeared before the throne to pray Their master to devise some way To swell the revenue. "So great," Said they, "are the demands of state A tithe of all that we collect Will scarcely meet them. Pray reflect: How, if one-tenth we must resign, Can we exist on t'other nine?" The monarch asked them in reply:

"Has it occurred to you to try The advantage of economy?"

"It has," the spokesman said: "we sold All of our gray garrotes of gold; With plated-ware we now compress The necks of those whom we assess. Plain iron forceps we employ To mitigate the miser's joy Who hoards, with greed that never tires, That which your Majesty requires." Deep lines of thought were seen to plow Their way across the royal brow.

"Your state is desperate, no question; Pray favor me with a suggestion."

"O King of Men," the spokesman said,

"If you'll impose upon each head A tax, the augmented revenue We'll cheerfully divide with you." As flashes of the sun illume The parted storm-cloud's sullen gloom, The king smiled grimly. "I decree That it be so --and, not to be In generosity outdone, Declare you, each and every one, Exempted from the operation Of this new law of capitation. But lest the people censure me Because they're bound and you are free,

'Twere well some clever scheme were laid By you this poll-tax to evade. I'll leave you now while you confer With my most trusted minister." The monarch from the throne-room walked And straightway in among them stalked A silent man, with brow concealed, Bare-armed --his gleaming axe revealed! --G.J.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteMan hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteBeauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, but must be current.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteMany men hoard for the future husbands of their wives

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIf more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteOptimism is a seed sown in the soil of faith; pessimism is a seed hoarded in the vault of doubt.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteWe are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.

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