With Bathsheba a hastened act was a rash act; but, as does not always happen, time gained was prudence insured.
Now yours: you are a farmer just beginning; and you ought in common prudence, if you marry at all (which you should certainly not think of doing at present), to marry a woman with money, who would stock a larger farm for you than you have now.
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She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.