I tell you it will be more tolerable for the Fejee that salted down a lean missionary in his cellar against a coming famine; it will be more tolerable for that provident Fejee, I say, in the day of judgment, than for thee, civilized and enlightened gourmand, who nailest geese to the ground and feastest on their bloated livers in thy pate-de-foie-gras.
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I had thought my parents as tediously provident, but when they offered to pay for my college I appreciated their foresight.
It seems I have always been fortunate to be in a certain provident time and place, which must be my sole skill, and worth, and luck.